Another Late Night

18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today: 

Friday, March 20, 1914:  Home 2:30. Went to sleep this afternoon and when I awoke was sleepier than ever.

The road between the Muffly farm and McEwensville.

Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:


You came home at 2:30!! What were you doing? You must have been having fun to have stayed out so late.

This is getting to be a habit. On  February 18, 1914 you wrote:

 Ruth and I went to a party tonight over at our cousin’s. We walked to town and from there the party was conveyed in sleds. Didn’t go very fast as the roads were full of snow. My, but we did have the eats. Bet there were some, who made it hard for their poor tummies. Got home 2:30 a.m.


21 thoughts on “Another Late Night

  1. I like Grandma. She made the most of the times that were different. So very many days she had nothing to report, nothing was doing. I rather suspect she was being honest. Parties and outings must have been few and far in between.

    1. I agree. She seems to honestly report how she was feeling and the activities that she finds interesting–though a little more detail often would be nice. 🙂

    1. She does seem to be enjoying herself–though I must admit that the mother in me thinks that she’s staying out too late for her own good.

  2. Sounds like grandma was a wild thing!! lol We often forget that our parents and grandparents were once young and carefree. It is nice to see that she has fun after all that hard work on the farm.

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