18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Sunday, August 24, 1913: Went to Sunday School this morning. This afternoon I walked out to Margaret’s. We had a dandy time together and spent it to advantage.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Some mysteries periodically recur throughout the diary. This is one of those times. Grandma only mentioned a couple friends in the diary—yet two of those few friends were named Margaret, so I’m not sure who this entry refers to.
Both Margaret G. (I’m not sure of the last name) and Margaret Bryson are mentioned.
Grandma lived about a mile and a half west of McEwensville. Margaret Bryson lived about two miles north of town (near the Warrior Run Church), so it would have taken close to an hour to walk to her home.
For more on Margaret Bryson see this previous post: