19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Friday, October 9, 1914: About once a week take the notion to write. Well, there really wasn’t anything important. Ruth and I went to an entertainment given in Watsontown. Some fine music I listened to.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Welcome back, Grandma! We’ve missed you. The day-to-day happenings in your life are more important than you think.
Did you and your sister Ruth go to the Watsontown Opera House? I’ve heard that the theatre’s name is more presumptuous than the actual building—but that it’s the best place in town to see good performances.