17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Saturday, January 25, 1913: I have a sore thumb although I do not think it is as bad as it was several days ago.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Poor Grandma—She sure seemed to get a lot of illnesses and injuries.
It sounds like she hurt her finger again (though I suppose that she possibly was still complaining about her December injury). On December 16, 1912 she wrote:
. . . We killed some pigs and I took a slice off the end of my thumb. Oh sad the day, for I don’t care anything about having a sore thumb . . .