18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Sunday, March 15, 1914: Was so put out this morning. Pa said I wasn’t to go to Sunday School. I was anticipating some of the kind. I stayed at home and took a physic. Boo hoo. Carrie came over to see me.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
I agree—boo hoo. Sometimes life isn’t fair.
Your dad should let you go to Sunday School. Your tonsillectomy was 5 days ago, and there’s a guy you like who goes to your church, and you’re looking really slender because you haven’t been eating much. You need to be there!
What’s wrong? Why do you need a physic (laxative)? This is the second time in less than a week that you’ve taken one. Did you take Cascarets? I read that it could cure a lot of different problems.
Carrie Stout was a friend of Grandma’s.