17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Thursday, May 23, 1912: Miss Carrie was over this afternoon. I was on duty when she came—namely watching cows. Gee, but I don’t like it.
Ruth and I went down to one of our neighbors this evening.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Whew, another post about watching the cows. Sounds like a boring job—especially when a friend comes to visit. Miss Carrie referred to Grandma’s friend Carrie Stout.
Since this post is fairly self-explanatory, I’m going to finish the series of photos and documents that I’ve been posting on Grandma’s sister Ruth and her husband Bill Gauger.
The small group of photos and clippings that were found after Grandma died included Ruth and Bill’s obituaries. Grandma was in her 80’s when they died and not in particularly good health herself. I’m a little surprised that she saved them, but very glad she did.