17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Sunday, July 28, 1912: Pa and Ma went away to spend the day. Went to Sunday School this afternoon. Had company this afternoon.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Where did Grandma’s parents go? Her father’s sister Mary’s funeral was on July 20. Mary had lived with two other brothers. Maybe Grandma’s parents went to the brothers’ home in Ottawa (Pennsylvania). Families often gather soon after a funeral to write thank you notes, sort things and reminisce.
Since their parents were gone, I suppose that Grandma and her sister Ruth invited friends over for a fun afternoon.