18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Friday, December 19, 1913: Ruthie returned home this afternoon. The same Ruthie that went away last Monday. Wonder what she got me for Xmas.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
I think that Grandma’s sister Ruth attended professional development meetings for teachers while she was in Sunbury—but it sounds like she also found a little time to go Christmas shopping.
What Did Ruth buy Grandma? . . . maybe some face powder?
I bet that Grandma was glad to have her sister home. Ruth had gone to Sunbury four days earlier and left Grandma with “all of the milking.”