Went to an Entertainment

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.

Here's a picture of Watsontown--though I don't know where the Opera House was located. Perhaps the building no longer exists.
Here’s a picture of Watsontown–though I don’t know where the Opera House was located. Perhaps the building no longer exists.

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.

18 thoughts on “Went to an Entertainment

  1. The original Grand Opera House in Galveston still is standing, and still is in operation. I went over to see what their current offerings might be, and discovered that I was too late to get tickets for Willie Nelson. I had no idea he was coming, but it sold out quickly. Here’s a photo of what it looks like today. I believe I might take a friend to an entertainment there as a birthday present.

    1. Wow, what a beautiful auditorium! Too bad that you missed getting Willie Nelson tickets. He would have been fun to see. You definitely should take a friend to an entertainment there. 🙂

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