19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Tuesday, September 15, 1914: Climbed an old apple tree after grapes, and got well scratched up.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
It sounds like harvesting grapes is challenging and dangerous work. At least you didn’t fall out of the tree.
Old-fashioned grape vines were much larger than more modern ones. I suppose that the apple tree served as a trellis for the grape vine—and that the grapes were Concord grapes or another similar variety with seeds and slip skins.