17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Friday, April 19, 1912: Dear me, I haven’t anything worth writing. I’m trying to get my sister to moved back to her own room.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Grandma and her sister Ruth sometimes shared a bedroom—and other times didn’t.
Based on previous entries, I think that there probably was a double bed in Grandma’s room—and that they shared it during the winter months because there was no heat on the second floor of the house and it was very cold. But now it was spring, and Grandma wanted her sister to move back to her own room.
The previous year Grandma had similar problems getting her sister out of the room. For example, on June 29, 1911 she wrote:
I moved Ruthie’s belongings into another apartment and she herself is going to occupy that room for a time. Don’t know how long it will be though. I’m so tired now, I can hardly stand upright.