19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Sunday, May 10, 1914: Went to Sunday School this morning. Went home with Margaret to spend the afternoon. My, but we did do some tall walking and had a good time. My limbs have a rather sorry feeling by this time from so much exertion.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
A vigorous walk with a friend sounds like a wonderful way to spend a beautiful spring afternoon. What did they talk about? . . . cute guys? . . . gossip about friends?. . . spring housecleaning? . . . .
Some mysteries periodically recur in the diary. Grandma had two friends named Margaret—Margaret Bryson and Margaret G. (I don’t know her last name)—and it’s unclear which one this entry refers to. For more information, see these previous posts: