19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Tuesday, September 29–Wednesday, September 30, 1914: Guess I’ll have to commence writing about the weather. Well the weather should come in for its share of notice. You see this is fair week. I mean one with a capital F.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Yeah! It’s Fair (with a capital F) week! The Milton Fair will be sooo much fun. According to last week’s paper there will be a band, a public telephone booth, and fast horses . . . AND (sigh) to keep parents happy, the fair will have a moral tone with no wheels of fortune.