17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Friday, September 13, 1912: Found a pocket knife on the way to school this morning. Wonder who lost it?
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
It’s too bad that Grandma wasn’t able to convince her classmates that green and white would be better class colors. . .though two schools that I attended had maroon and gold (or orange) as their school colors so I have somewhat of a personal affinity for the maroon and gold.
Now that I think about it, I don’t think that we had class colors—just school colors. Does anyplace still have class colors?