Electrified for a Few Moments

15-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today: 

Monday, March 6, 1911:  I passed a rather restless night. I was most too tired to sleep. I did some moaning before the night was over. It snowed in the night. Daddy took me to school this morning. What M.C.R. did at S. Was so electrified for a few moments. I got a ride home tonight. Did today’s walking yesterday.

Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later: 

I have no idea who M.C.R. was (another unsolved mystery in this diary!) or what was done—but it sure seems to have made an impression. Today’s “walking yesterday”, refers to walking the rails to Turbotville the previous day.

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