17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Sunday, August 18, 1912: When I woke this morning, it was with the knowledge that it was raining, but that didn’t keep me from going to Sunday School. Don’t let that deceive you though for I’m not a very _____ ____ after all, even if I do go to S.S. rather regular.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
This diary was found in Grandma’s house after she died in 1980. At that time, it was passed around to various relatives so that we would each have an opportunity to read it. When I had it, I made a copy before passing it on.
Sometimes the copy is really hard to read. I can’t decipher two words that Grandma wrote a hundred years ago today.
It looks like it says puatla bona. But I can’t find those words in a dictionary, so maybe I’m not reading it right.
Based on the context, I think Grandma was saying something about not being very religious, even though she regularly attended Sunday School.
But I’d feel more certain if I could read those two words. Any ideas??