18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Monday, June 16, 1913: After having been absent about for a week Ruthie returned at last this evening. Now it won’t be so lonesome for me. She brought me a souvenir and ever so much to talk about.
Hail stones rained from the sky in great abundance after she got here.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Grandma’s sister Ruth returned from a week-long trip to Washington DC. I can just picture Ruth sitting at the kitchen table, and happily sharing the story of her wonderful adventure.
What was the souvenir that she brought back for Grandma?