18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Went to Sunday School this morning. Dear old Margaret came along home with me to spend the day. Tweetie came home with Ruth. Got Ruth to take a picture of Margaret and me. The first one she spoiled and in the next one Peggy moved, so I don’t know yet how my pictures are going to pan out.
I just want to add that I was so fortunate this morning as to get an automobile ride.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
What an awesome day! Today our roads are so jam-packed with cars that it almost boggles my mind that riding in an automobile was super-special a hundred years ago.
If I squint a little, I can almost see three giggling teens trying to stand still while Grandma’s sister Ruth took the pictures.
And, I can almost see Grandma trying not to show her frustration when Ruth ruined the first picture. (I bet she didn’t hide her annoyance very well).
Margaret (Peggy) may refer to either Margaret G. or Margaret Bryson. Both were friends of Grandma’s. Tweetie was a nickname of Helen Wesner.