18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Monday, July 14, 1913: Didn’t feel very good today and did feel very miserable. I’m not really sick, but sick at heart over something else.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Why was Grandma sick at heart? What could have possibly happened?
Previous entries provided no clue that Grandma might be stressing over something—the preceding day she just wrote about the rainy weather and going to Sunday School. . . and two days before this entry she wrote about helping with the wheat harvest.