17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Sunday, November 10, 1912: Went out to Sunday School this morning. This afternoon I went over to see Margaret. Such a time as I had getting there a crawling under fences and so on.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Whew, it sounds like a lot of work to crawl under fences and so on (whatever that means) to visit a friend.
I don’t know who Margaret was; I don’t think that she’s ever previously been mentioned in the diary.
Until this diary entry, I’d always assumed that Grandma walked along roads to when visiting friends.