18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Monday, October 20, 1913:
10/20 – 10/24: It’s been so rainy and dreary this week that I begin to feel awful grouchy. I certainly am under the weather these days. Any way October never was a favorite month of mine. I don’t have much to write about for her.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Hmm. . . it’s interesting that Grandma thought of October as a “her”
Do months have genders? . . . and if so is October, a feminine month?
I don’t think of months as a him or a her, but if I assigned genders to months, I’d make the pleasant warm months feminine ones, and the cold, wet ones masculine ones.
This brings back vague memories of my high school Spanish class. I think that in Spanish the names of all months were masculine words.