The Last Day of Winter in 1913

17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today: 

Thursday, March 20, 1913:  Am resting and sleeping like a log from my two nights out. Am glad this is the last day of winter.

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Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:

When I was young, the first day of spring was always on March 21. So when Grandma wrote this diary entry, the 20th was the last day of winter.  Now it seems like the first day of spring varies from your to year. This year it is today—March 20.

Grandma attended parties on March 17 and 18. They must have really worn her out. My mind often races after exciting events and I struggle to sleep—but it sounds like that wasn’t a problem for Grandma.

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