18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Tuesday, November 4, 1913: How can I express my feelings for today? I ask myself this question. I may say that an unlooked for pleasure came to pass and filled my day with dreams. As to whether they will be ever realized the future alone can tell.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
What was the unexpected pleasure?
Grandma, I’m keeping my fingers crossed that you dreams will be fulfilled.