16-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Friday, June 2, 1911: I would like to rub up an acquaintance with one of the young carpenters. There are two of ‘em, but seems an impossibility. Dear, dear me.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
I’m really struggling with our age difference today. My grandmother was about 40 years younger than what I currently am when she wrote this entry. A hundred years ago she was a teen jotting down her thoughts about cool guys who were helping build the addition on the Muffly barn—while I’m a mother with adult children.
I’m just going to let this entry stand without any comments—and instead will go back to yesterday’s entry about the circus in Milton. I would like to share two articles in the June 2, 1911 issue of the Milton Evening Standard: