18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Tuesday, August 5, 1913: What would you write, when you had nothing to write about?
With the cherry stoner the fruit is stoned by the pressure of two steel fingers worked by a handle. The cherries are fed automatically two at a time as long as the hopper is kept filled, and the operation separates the fruit and the stone into different receptacles.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Hmm . . . that’s a dilemma for me sometimes, too. What do I write about, when I have nothing to write about?
Well, sometimes I browse through old magazines and see if I get any ideas . . .
I found a fun article in May, 1913 issue Ladies Home Journal that presented some of the newest canning tools and gadgets. Maybe Grandma spent the day canning fruits or vegetables.
An apple parer, corer and slicer pares, cores and slices the fruit, and then, pushing off the apple is ready to repeat the operation. It can be used to pare without coring and slicing.