17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Monday, June 17, 1912: I tried to play the sick cat this afternoon, but no one took it very seriously. In fact I really didn’t feel very extra anyway.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
What chore was Grandma trying to get out of? It isn’t fun to not feel well, and not have anyone believe you.