Went to an Entertainment with Sister

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

Tuesday, November 17, 1914:  Ruth and I went to Watsontown this evening to attend the second of the course of entertainments. Didn’t want to go very bad, but since she was willing to pay my way I went.

Recent photo of downtown Watsontown
Recent photo of downtown Watsontown

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


Wow! Ruth paid your admission fee!

I love it! Sometimes your sister was annoying, but she sure came through when you were feeling down about the end of your third romance.

What was the entertainment? . . . a play? . . . a speaker? . . a musical program?

31 thoughts on “Went to an Entertainment with Sister

    1. There might possibly be something about it in the next day’s issue of the local newspaper. The next time I’m at the library, I’ll have try to remember to look for it.

    1. In the diary, Grandma often seemed to get annoyed by things Ruth did (or didn’t do). It’s so nice to see how sweet and caring her sister could be.

  1. I’m trying to remember if my sister ever paid my way for anything . . . but since I’m the older sister, maybe I should’ve paid for her! Glad to hear Helena was out, having some fun.

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