Didn’t Sleep Well: Worried About Exams

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

Monday, October 30, 1911: Didn’t feel very good this morning. Guess it was because I didn’t sleep very well last night. I’m half way through with my exams now. So far I think I’ve made an average of ninety or more. I have three more studies for tomorrow. One in that horrid algebra. I almost detest it.

A hundred years ago today Grandma sat at a desk on the second floor of this brick building taking an exam.

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

Grandma probably hadn’t slept well—and didn’t feel well—because she was worried about the exams. Based upon the diary entries over the past few days, it appears that she a lot worried about the exams, but never actually studied for them.

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