17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Sunday, September 15, 1912: Went to Sunday School this morning. Was over to see Carrie this afternoon.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Carrie refers to Grandma’s friend Carrie Stout. She lived on a nearby farm that was located about half way between Grandma’s house and McEwewnsville.
Carrie is the most frequently mentioned friend in the diary—and she seemed to be Grandma’s closest confidant. I think she was a couple of years younger than Grandma.
What did the teens do on a nice September afternoon? . . . chat about the latest happenings? . . . gossip about other friends?. . . giggle about cute buys? . . . go for a walk? . .. explore new things? . . .