Didn’t Go To Festival

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

Saturday, June 17, 1911: There is a festival up town tonight. Didn’t go because I was too stingy, and I didn’t think it probable that one of my many beaus would be there. Rufus went though.

Recent photo of Watsontown Park. Can't tell from diary entry if festival was at McEwensville or Watsontown. If in Watsontown it probably was held here.

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

Many beaus?? Sounds like a bit of sarcasm in today’s entry. . .

Though I bet that Grandma’s sister Ruth—who is referred to as Rufus in the diary entry— saw a beau at the festival (or at least Grandma thought that she would).

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