17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Saturday, October 5, 1912:What with two days of vacation I haven’t worked much at my books in the way of getting my lessons out for Monday.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Grandma’s school was closed the previous two days so that students could attend the Milton Fair. It’s hard to get back to the books after a long break.
Oh, well, it was only Saturday—Grandma still had Sunday to get her lessons done. :)