18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Sunday, August 17, 1913: I missed going to Sunday School this morning at McEwensville for the first time since January. Alma and I went to church this morning at Turbotville. While in church a dog came in and made his way up front and from there onto the pulpit, walked around awhile and then went out. I couldn’t keep from smiling.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
And, a hundred years later, I also can’t keep from smiling as I picture the dog on the pulpit.
Alma lived about 15 miles from the Muffly’s in Montour county. The trip must have been a multi-day expedition. The previous day Grandma wrote that she took the train to Alma’s.
Grandma’s sister Ruth probably had to do all the milking while Grandma was gone. (Grandma so often had to Ruth’s milking, that it seem fair that it was now Ruth’s turn.)