19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Saturday, October 24, 1914: << no entry>>
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Yesterday, I posted a photo of Grandma’s younger brother, Jim Muffly. I thought that you might enjoy several additional photos of him across his lifetime.
Jim went to college and became a veterinarian.
Jim married twice. His first wife, Miriam died many years ago. He later married his second wife, Ruth.
His veterinary practice was in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, which was about 10 miles from the farm where Grandma grew up. Much of his work involved treating cows and other farm animals. As described in a previous post, Jim invented a magnetic retriever that was used to remove nails and other metal from the stomachs of cows that ingested them.
P.S. It’s again Friday, and I have another Friday Update on my author website, Sheryl Lazarus.com. This week I’m working on designing my forthcoming blog about my great aunt who joined the Women’s Army Corps (WACS)–and I could use your help. I came up with several possible design options, but can’t decide which I like the best. If you have a couple minutes, it would be wonderful if you could take a look at them, and vote on your favorite.