Took Little Brother to Sunday School

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

Sunday, March 3, 1912:  Went to Sunday School this morning. Took Jimmie along with me. He seems to like going very much, but looked afraid at first.

Carrie was over this afternoon. Ruth and I accompanied by Tweet went over to church this evening. Coming home we got a ride with a young friend of Ruth’s.

Jimmie Muffly

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

There are lots of names in this diary entry. In case you don’t have them all straight I’ll recap who everyone was. Ruth was Grandma’s older sister, and Jimmie was her 6-year-old brother. Carrie Stout and Tweet (Helen) Wesner were friends of Grandma and Ruth.

It’s somewhat surprising that Jimmie didn’t typically go to Sunday School.  Actually, based upon the diary entries, it seems as if their parents didn’t generally go to church or Sunday school. Grandma probably was attending Sunday School at the McEwensville Baptist Church.

2 Responses

  1. Wonder why Jimmie looked scared. I was just noticing that about her parents too. That they didn’t seem to go to church, not that they looked scared.

    • Maybe Jimmie had separation anxiety when he wasn’t with family members–though he seems a little old for it. He was a first grade student, so you’d think that he could handle being in a separate room from his sisters.

      I can remember several times when our children were small that they cried when we left them in a Sunday School class.

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