19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Saturday, October 19, 1914:
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Grandma did so much hard physical labor on the farm. Did she ever have time to sit down and put her feet up?
I hope that she had a Royal Easy Chair (though my gut feeling is that the Muffly’s didn’t own any easy chairs).
An aside: If you interested in reading my preliminary ideas, based on readers comments, about how to celebrate the end of Grandma’s diary in late December, there’s a new Friday Update on my author website, Sheryl Lazarus.com. Don’t worry if you don’t have time to look at this site–when it get’s closer to the end of the year, I’ll bring the ideas over to A Hundred Years Ago.