Took Photo of Sister and her Friend

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

Sunday, November 29, 1914: Rufus had company today. Took their pictures over on the new bridge.

Recent photo of a small bridge near the Muffly farm
Recent photo of a small bridge near the Muffly farm

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

Grandma—Do tell, was your sister Ruth’s company male or female? (It’s been a long time since you’ve called her Rufus. Are you just a little bit jealous?)

And, did you take their picture on the bridge that goes over the creek that flows by your family’s farm? I can picture a really old bridge. Maybe it was new a hundred years ago–though I suppose that it’s been replaced several times over the course of the last hundred years.DSC04313


12 thoughts on “Took Photo of Sister and her Friend

    1. Yes, it would have been wonderful if more of them had survived across the years. I feel fortunate that at least some of Grandma’s artifacts made it through the years.

  1. Once again, I so agree with KerryCan’s comment….wouldn’t we all have loved to see the photos she wrote about? (But thankful that it did happen ONCE!)

  2. Rufus! Can we channel Grandma somehow and learn a bit more?
    Your bridge photos look so much like many I see in my part of the world.

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