16-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Friday, January 26, 1912: Ruth and I went up to Oakes’ this evening. Wanted to stay at home and work my Algebra problems. Worked two after I came home. Ruth helped me with one. Must manage to the rest some other time.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Grandma went to visit neighbors with her sister Ruth on a Friday night–though she also did two algebra problems.
Hmm–has Grandma turned a new page?
In the diary entry that I posted yesterday Grandma wrote that she’d gotten a lecture from her teacher about cheating on tests. She said that she was going to:
. . . bid adieu to all ways of crookedness and get the things in my head instead of having them on paper.