18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Thursday, February 12, 1914: Cut a gash an inch long, while drying the dishes, in my hand.
Picked out nuts for a cake. Ruthie made it. It got most too stiff. Could hear her rumbling and grumbling about it for half an hour afterwards at least.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
How the heck did Grandma get a one-inch gash while drying dishes? I don’t think that I’ve ever been injured while drying dishes.
Maybe Grandma treated her injury with Carbolated Vaseline. It was a popular ointment a hundred years ago.
Nuts and Nut Cake
What kind of nuts was Grandma picking out—black walnuts? . . .butternuts? . . hickory nuts?
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