18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Wednesday, August 13, 1913: Today we had our S.S. picnic up at the creek. Not all that were invited came, but still I guess we had a good time. I initiated by camera by taking two pictures.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
The picnic sounds like fun—even if the group was small. Did Grandma gather everyone together to take a group shot?
Grandma ordered her camera from a catalog and got it on July 7:
Went into Watsontown this afternoon to see if my camera was there, nor was I mistaken. It was in a big box. I carried it home any way. Wonder if anyone one laughed at me. Perhaps I did look funny.
I’m amazed that it took her more than a month to actually use it. Why?