17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Monday, July 22, 1912: Heard that school starts on the 26th of August. I’ll be glad when that day arrives. I’d rather go to school than have to hardly anything else, and I’m not going any places any ways.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
When I was a teen I always dreaded the end of summer vacation—but Grandma seemed to miss school.
. .. . though she probably had to work harder on the farm during the summer months than I did. And, I suppose she missed her friends.