17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Thursday, June 19, 1912: Pulled a tooth for Jimmie. It was the first one to go, and then he got another yanked out before the day was over.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
How did Grandma pull her little brother’s baby tooth? Did she tie a string around it and pull? . . . twist and wiggle the tooth back and forth with her finger? . . . give it a quick tug?