Originally posted on A Hundred Years Ago:
18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Tuesday, January 20, 1914: Ditto
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Since Grandma didn’t write much a hundred years ago today, I’ll share a few fun quotes about the dangers of over-eating from a hundred-year-old article:
A Greater Curse Than the Saloon
The saloon is a curse, we say. And it is. But when we speak of the saloon as the greatest curse in America we are beside the facts. Statistics plainly prove that overeating kills more people.
Kidney diseases and heart troubles are tremendously on the increase in America. Nor is the rush and strenuous life of America alone to blame. Nor is it alcohol. Both are contributing forces, but the greatest of all is the inability, particularly of men, to eat rightly.
The majority of men overeat. A man at forty cannot do the work of a man at…
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