19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Saturday, March 21, 1914: It doesn’t seem to me that this day is long in coming. Time was, when I wanted it to come, now I don’t. Am afraid it may come some day and find me an old maid.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Happy Birthday, Grandma!
Don’t stress. Nineteen is not old, and I can see in my crystal ball that you aren’t going to be an old maid—though you are going to need to wait another 7 years to get married.