Grandma at my Wedding

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

Sunday, December 27, 1914: <<no entry>>

my grandfather on the other side of the family, Grandma, me, my husband

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

Since Grandma didn’t write anything a hundred years ago today, today I’d like share another photo of Grandma and me. This one was taken at my wedding.

49 thoughts on “Grandma at my Wedding

  1. What a lovely photo to have! I can’t imagine what it must be like to have your grandmother at your wedding. I only ever knew one of mine and the other died when I was nine.

    1. I was very fortunate to still have two grandparents living when I was a young adult. And, the grandfather in the picture lived long enough so that all of my children can remember their great-grandfather.

    1. How true–I didn’t know about the diary at that time, and never would guessed that I’d be interested in family history now–and, my goodness, who would have guessed how far technology would come in the years since my marriage.

    1. Thank you!! I really appreciate that you took the time and effort to do this. You are very skilled at restoring old photos. It’s wonderful to be able to see all the facial expressions more clearly.

  2. Looks like the mid-70s…and being plunged into yet another era is so unexpected, but in an exhilarating way! (And what womanseyeview said). I am lucky enough to have a similar photo of my own wedding, same era, with my grandparents.

  3. Oh this makes your whole blog come alive with meaning. When I look at Helena, I feel like I have known her since her youth and known her life in that small rural community and all the wisdom she collected and shared with us a hundred years later. And you look so beautiful. Well,, I just love the photo and it brings it all together in a very special way.

    1. Thank you for all of your support and kind words. I’ve really enjoyed getting to know you via our blogs. I think that we tend to approach things in similar ways.

  4. I may have missed some posts with this answer on it, but did you ever have a chance to read through the diary with your grandmother or was this found after she passed away? That would have been so neat to have gone through it with her! Love the picture!

    1. The diary was found after Grandma passed–so no, I never went through it with her. I wonder what she would have thought about what she’d written as a teen.

  5. Love! It’s so great to see Grandma as a senior. Please remind me (or share a link) but did you and Grandma talk about her diary? Or did you find it after she died?

    1. I’m glad you liked the photo. Hunting for it for this post gave me a nice excuse to dig out my wedding album. And, then, of course, I had to spend an hour or so looking at all of the photos from that special day. 🙂

    1. It’s nice to hear that you liked the photo. It’s hard to be believe that I’ve reached the end of Grandma’s diary. The time seems like it’s flown.

  6. What a blessing her diary has been. Life, one hundred years ago, was much different than it is now. To see your grandmother “all grown up,” it’s hard to correlate this as the same young woman milking the cow, working the hay, etc. The diary gave us a glimpse of a time we couldn’t imagine on our own.

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