17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Sunday, June 30, 1912: Oh dear, June is my favorite month and here the last day is almost over. Went to Sunday School this afternoon. I received my Bible today, but haven’t got it yet, as my name was to be written in it, but I suppose I’ll get it next Sunday.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
I’m amazed how often I’m taken by surprise by diary entries. Today is one of those days.
Before I started this blog I read the entire diary. I remember many of the “big” events in the dairy, but never noticed or don’t remember many of the smaller details.
Now I only work a day or so ahead—and sometimes realize that things weren’t exactly as I had thought.
Today I was surprised that Grandma still did not have her Bible.
Grandma memorized more than 700 Bible verses and the reward was a Bible. I had thought she’d received it on the first Sunday in June because she’d written on Sunday, May 26:
Went to Sunday School this morning. I’ve finished learned verses for my Bible which means I have learned the required number. I expect to get it next Sunday.
I now realize that she did not receive the Bible when anticipated—and she was still waiting for it.