June Flew By

19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today: 

Tuesday, June 30, 1914: It seems to me that the month of June comes and goes like a streak. The day passed like other days. Quite a few of them are alike.

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summer

Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:

Grandma—

I agree! June has come and gone like a streak. (Why can’t January come and go like a streak? It always seems to go on and on and on?)

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winter

 

30 thoughts on “June Flew By

  1. Grandma certainly practiced the economy of words, didn’t she? A thought occurred to me about this. Diaries, back then probably didn’t allot much space for each day’s entries, did they?

    1. Grandma just wasn’t very wordy. She didn’t have an official diary. She just wrote the diary entries in bound lined notebooks–kind of like the kind that school kids used to have.

    1. It will be summer for you before you know it. And, winter here. In the meantime I’m going to enjoy every minute of our long summer days and evenings. 🙂

  2. I’m sure the month passed so quickly, because Grandma spent much of it working so hard. And Morquie may have a point about the space in the journal. And that brings up a question (that you may have covered in one of your earlier posts): did Grandma write in an actual journal? When I was a teenager, my diary was written in stenographer pads!

    1. No, she didn’t have an actual diary. She wrote the entries in bound notebooks–sort of like the school notebooks that I remember having when I was a child.

  3. I agree with you both, there’s a lot of streaking go on in time-flying-zone. lol I hadn’t thought about it before, but you’re right, why doesn’t the cold months play nice and pass by as swiftly as the warm ones.

  4. It is interesting that we still have the same thoughts these days about the summer days going by so fast 🙂

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