18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Sunday, January 11, 1914: Fell down this morning carrying two big buckets full of milk. There was so much less after the fall, but as much of me remained as there was before.
Visited a friend after Sunday School this afternoon. We had no church.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Grandma, were you in the barn when you fell? . . . or walking between the barn and the house? Was the walkway icy?
I’m glad you’re still in one piece. Maybe you should carry only one bucket of milk at a time. Two is a lot. . .
There probably was no church service because the church didn’t have a minister. The previous Sunday Grandma wrote:
Our minister is going to leave soon. He preached his farewell sermon today. I am so sorry to see him go. There were some misty eyes in church this afternoon.