Diary Blues

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

Tuesday, December 2, 1913:

Now if I was an energetic girl, I’d have these pages filled with things overflowing of great doings, but alas and alack, it’s actually the reverse.


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


Don’t be so hard on yourself, you have the diary blues—today people talk about the blogging blues when they struggle to come up with things to write.

12 thoughts on “Diary Blues

  1. I agree with you – Grandma should not be “so hard on herself.” She seems disappointed with herself (we have all been there) – if only we could reach back in time and tell her how everyone is enjoying and cherishing her words today.

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