18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Tuesday, August 19, 1913: Went to a party over at Stout’s this evening. Had quite a nice time. July 27, 1912 – Aug 19, 1913: I can’t forget that.
The Stout home was located near here. It burned down years ago–and Interstate I-180 now cuts through the farm where the Stout’s once lived.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Carrie Stout was one of Grandma’s friends. She lived on a farm that was midway between the Muffly farm and McEwensville. Who else was at the party?
Grandma, why are the dates special: July 27, 1912 to the day you wrote the diary entry (August 19, 1913)? What was so memorable about the starting date? Did something end?. . .or would it continue into future days?