18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Monday, May 5, 1913: Got my proofs this morning. In one I look rather mad. Cleaned a closet this afternoon. Expect to get some more of it tomorrow.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
It didn’t take Grandma long to get the proofs. Her graduation pictures were taken on May 1.
I love the pensive expression on Grandma’s face on the picture she selected. I wonder if she was pleased with this photo. . . and, what she looked like in the picture where she looked rather mad.
I hope that you don’t mind that I’ve posted Grandma’s graduation photo several times—but it seemed like it was such an important part of today’s diary entry and I didn’t want to make you dig through old posts to find it.