Miserable Weather–Rained and Snowed

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

Wednesday, February 21, 1912:  It rained and snowed today. Pa came for us tonight. He got there too soon. Made me so mad. Had to miss a class as he didn’t want to wait.

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

Sounds like a miserable, raw late winter day. It’s interesting that Grandma didn’t want to miss a class, but that her father won’t wait. Was the weather that bad? . . . or was he just in a hurry?

I assume that he took Grandma and her brother Jimmie home in a horse-drawn buggy.

2 Responses

  1. Maybe he was worried about the rain freezing. Sounds like a dreadful day.

  2. Sounds like your great-grandfather decided the weather was bad enough for an early dismissal for safety reasons. I guess back then it was up to the parents to make these calls, rather than the town’s superintendent of schools as it is today.

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