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.