19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Thursday, April 9, 1914: Ruth and I have returned home after escorting Carrie back from where she came from. It’s awful nice out. The moon light makes it almost as light as evening.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
A moonlit walk on a pleasant spring evening. . . What a lovely way to end the day!
Carrie Stout was a friend of Grandma and her sister Ruth who lived on a nearby farm.
Something doesn’t seem worded quite right with this diary entry. Grandma wrote that it was “almost as light as evening”–though she must have meant the daylight hours.