The Canada Goose in a Hundred-Year-Old Book

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

Wednesday, October 14, 1914: << no entry>>

Source: The Bird Book (1914)
Source: The Bird Book (1914)

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

Fall is here. Some things haven’t changed much across the years. Did Grandma see any Canadian Geese flying South a hundred years ago today?

Here’s what a book published in 1914 had to say about the Canada Goose.

Canada Goose

Range: The whole of North America, breeding from northern United States northward, and wintering in the southern parts of the United States. Its familiar “honk” and V-shaped formation in which the flocks migrate is always an object of interest to everyone.

The Bird Book  by Chester A. Reed

21 thoughts on “The Canada Goose in a Hundred-Year-Old Book

  1. As you mentioned recently, it’s easy to see that Grandma is losing interest in her diary. 😦
    Ah….Canada Geese…. beautiful to look at, but “unpleasant” to have on your property.

    1. When I wrote this post, I worried that I was posting it too early in the Fall; but if you’re seeing geese flying south, I must have gotten the date about right.

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