19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Tuesday, September 8, 1914: Went to town again and got some of the things I wanted. Did manage to forget some too. When I got home Carrie was here.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
More details please! What did you buy? Did you buy some Daggett & Ramsdell Cold Cream? You recently got a ride in an auto—and maybe are hoping for another one. It’s vital that you’re prepared!
The previous day Grandma went to town with her father—but had forgotten that stores were closed because it was Labor Day.
Carrie Stout was a friend of Grandma’s who lived on a nearby farm.