17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Sounds like Grandma had a rough day. After hard days I enjoy relaxing in my yard and enjoying my flowers.
I know that Grandma enjoyed gardening when she was older. Maybe she also enjoyed relaxing amongst flowers when she was young.
Here are some hundred-year-old drawings of flower gardens in the April, 1912 issue of Ladies Home Journal.