19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Monday, April 13, 1914: Blue Monday. Yes it was. I broke one of Ma’s relics, and things got bluer yet. Made me feel real miserable.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Ouch. . . it’s no fun to break a family “relic.”
Was Ma really mad? . . . and then what happened then that made things even bluer?