Hurrah! Not Much Field Work

18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today: 

Monday, August 4, 1913: Guess I won’t have much to do in the fields now for awhile and I’m not very sorry. One of Ruth’s former teachers was here to see her this morning.

Source: Ladies Home Journal (July, 1911)
Source: Ladies Home Journal (July, 1911)

Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:

It’s a nice feeling when the work slows down. Maybe Grandma even had time to sit on the porch and read a novel.  The wheat and oats harvest probably just ended—so there was a brief respite before other crops needed to be harvested.

Why did one of Grandma’s sister Ruth’s former teachers come to visit? Was it a social visit or was it related to Ruth’s job? (Ruth was a teacher at one of the one room school houses in the area.)

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