17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Friday, June 28, 1912: Mother went to Milton this morning. I had been talking hammock to her for the last couple weeks at least, and behold you when she came home if she didn’t have one.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Awe–It would feel good to relax in a hammock right now.
After all the work harvesting hay, it’s awesome that Grandma’s mother bought her something fun that she really wanted.
Based on the previous day’s entry, it seems has if hay harvesting was in full swing. A hammock must have seemed like the perfect thing to relax in after a hot day of making hay.
An aside—I’m a little surprised that you could buy hammocks in rural Pennsylvania in 1912. Sometimes I tend to think that stores had fewer products than they actually had a hundred years ago.