19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Thursday, October 1, 1914:
The days of fall and summer’s last farewell,
When the flowers must droop and slowly fade away.
Time changes. October now is here again,
And sweet summer can no longer with us stay.
Spent the day at the Milton Fair. We had seats on the grand stand. That was the first time I was on one. Don’t get so tired and see a great deal more. Was late getting home, as the trains behind time.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
What fun! Who were you with in the grand stand? . . . your sister Ruth? . . . friends?
It sounds like the perfect day (even if the trains were running late).
For those of you who are familiar with the area, the Milton Fairgrounds were located along the road between Milton and Watsontown near the current site of the Wynding Brook Golf Club.
Grandma began each month with a poem. For more about the poems, see this previous post: