18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Wednesday, February 11, 1914: Spent the afternoon doing some walking. One of Ruthie’s important errands.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
What errand did Grandma run for her sister Ruth? . . . shopping? . . . returning a borrowed item? . . .
Ruth was a teacher at a one-room school house near McEwensville, so she probably was at work—and needed her sister (who worked at home on the farm) to run the errand.