15-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Friday, February 17, 1911: I went to a party this evening in McEwensville up at Watson’s I had a very pleasant time. It was almost two o’clock when I got home.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Grandma must have actually written this diary entry the day after it is dated. Sounds like a fun party— but, whew, 2 a.m. sounds late for a 15-year-old. I wonder how Grandma got home. . .
Did she walk the mile and a half home? . . . alone? . . . with her sister? . . . with someone else? Or maybe someone gave her a ride in a carriage? If so, who?
Did Grandma sneak into the house so her parents hopefully won’t notice how late she was out?