17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Saturday, July 6, 1912: Ruth and I hunted our cows for a change this afternoon, and found them at last after hours search safe in a neighbor’s barnyard.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Whew, how in the world did the cows wonder so far afield (no pun intended) that they were lost for several hours?
I bet that Grandma and her sister Ruth were really relieved when they found them. I wonder which sister was supposed to be watching them. (See previous posts about the need to watch the cows to ensure that they stayed in the pasture and didn’t wonder off—see, for example, June 22 and May 18).
It sounds like the Muffly’s had nice neighbors (or at least neighbors who didn’t want stray cows wondering around their corn and wheat fields destroying their crops).