Pa’s Gone Away

18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today: 

Friday, November 7, 1913:  Pa’s away now and we kids have the things to look after. I ought to practice my music more than I have, so I may have it in a better condition than what I do.


Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:

Where did her father go? . . . and why did he go there?

Maybe he was going somewhere to buy something. The previous day Grandma cashed a check for $400. Maybe she was cashing a check that her father wrote for “cash” so that he would have money to buy something. . . . But what?

11 thoughts on “Pa’s Gone Away

  1. I wonder if it means that “Pa” passed away? But you may have a death date for him so I could be way off! I sure enjoy your grandma’s journal.

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