16-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Saturday, November 4, 1911: Did some sewing this afternoon, fixing over a black petticoat which once belonged to Ruth. Seeing she had four and I none, she was so benevolent as to donate me the fourth.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Ah, this entry so aptly conveys the complex relationship between Grandma and her older sister Ruth.