Visiting Friends

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

Thursday, July 13, 1911: Accompanied Ruthie up to Oakes’s this evening. She was going to a party this evening, but didn’t do because her friends didn’t go.

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

The Oakes lived half a mile or so from the Muffly’s. Rachel Oakes was a friend of Grandma and her sister Ruth. And, Ruth was dating Jim Oakes.

Recent photo of the farm where Rachel and Jim Oakes lived.

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