18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Saturday, July 5, 1913: Ruth and I went up to McEwensville this evening. I wanted to go up to church. There was a festival, so I went there for awhile, but didn’t have a very good time.
For That Picnic
–to insure complete success take along a case of
The satisfying beverage—in field or forest; at home or in town. As pure and wholesome as it is temptingly good .
Demand the Genuine—
Send for Free Booklet.
At Soda Fountains or Carbonated in Bottles.
THE COCA-COLA COMPANY, ATLANTA, GA.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
It sounds like fun to go to a festival on a Saturday evening after a hard week of work. Why didn’t Grandma have a very good time?. . . Did her sister Ruth enjoy herself?
What foods did they eat at the festival? Was Coca Cola sold?