Blister on Finger

19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today: 

Monday, October 12, 1914:  Nothing much doing. Have a blister on my finger from giving it too much exercise. Adieu till something happens as the days go by.DSC06516

Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:

LOL Grandma—I love your sense of humor, but PLEASE find something worthwhile to write soon. Writing in your diary may be losing meaning for you, but we hang on every word you write and need to hear your daily words.

9 thoughts on “Blister on Finger

  1. It seems odd that Grandma would write that her blister was from giving her finger too much exercise – other than saying WHAT actually caused it!
    Pretty picture!

  2. I wonder if it was from some sort of kitchen duty? At least, it could have been. I remember getting a blister from peeling too many apples with a not-sharp-enough peeler. Or perhaps it was from garden work. Hoes can do that, too.

  3. What a beautiful scene! I don’t know whether to feel sorry that your Grandma got a blister on her finger or to laugh at what she may mean as a joke in her diary – her way of saying it was a do-nothing day. 🙂

  4. I am still moved by the thought of grandma being remembered after all these years. One doesn’t die until there is no one left to remember, and here she is surrounded by folks eagerly talking to her, not just about her.

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