18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Thursday, May 15, 1913: Doing nothing of any account.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Since Grandma didn’t have much to say a hundred years ago today, I’m going to follow-up on some comments I got several days ago—
On May 10, I did a post about whether Grandma’s name was really Helena or Helen. The post got lots of comments—and several people mentioned that their grandmother’s or great-grandmother’s name also was Helena or Helen.
This got me thinking about popular baby names in 1913—and popular names a hundred years later in 2013.
According the Baby Center website, none of the ten most popular baby names in 1913 were in the top ten in 2013.