19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Monday, June 1, 1914:
Let us smile for June is here.
June this welcome of all things bright and fair.
The month that wills so soon pass us by.
The month that will a flowery garment wear.
Nothing much doing in this lonely castle by the side of a brook.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
I love the imagery. Another month—another poem and a bored, lonely “princess.” Poor Grandma. . .
Grandma began each month with a poem. For more information, see this post: