18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Sunday, October 5, 1913: Went to Sunday School this afternoon. Am now the possessor of a troublesome cold.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Grandma, get well soon! Colds aren’t any fun. All the corn husking that you’ve been doing on cold, damp days probably made you more susceptible to the germs.
Do you have a sore throat? Cough drops might help.