Sunday Routines

17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today: 

Sunday, October 27, 1912:  Went to Sunday School this morning. Carrie was over this afternoon. Miss Tweet was here also.

Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:

Sounds like Grandma spent a nice afternoon with two friends—Carrie Stout and Helen (Tweet) Wesner.

Grandma’s Sunday’s had a general routine—Sunday school, visiting with friends or relatives, and maybe a fun or relaxing activity— like a walk with a friend, or making ice cream, etc.

Sometimes the Sunday entries seem boring, then I remember how Grandma had to work very hard all week at school and on the farm—and I realize that these entries actually probably describe some of her happiest times.

5 Responses

  1. I personally indorse laying low on Sundays too. Sometimes I’m in my pj’s at noon.

  2. It seems she enjoyed the simple pleasures of life. Actually my Sundays are starting to resemble hers…church, sewing, visit with friends, email friends and reading. The older I get the more I enjoy the simple pleasures after a long week. She is still teaching lessons. ;)

  3. I’m looking forward to a nice, slow Sunday tomorrow. I don’t think any friends will drop by.

  4. Hi. I was looking at the Hawk genealogy at the descendants of Conrad Kresge of Monroe County in Pennsylvania, and I found a branch of Muffley’s spelled with an (‘e’). Jane

    • I don’t know of any connections with the Muffley’s in Monroe County–but I do know that Muffly was occasionally spelled with an “e” in old documents. Grandma’s family was listed in the 1900 census as Muffley, but in 1910 and 1920 censuses, it was Muffly.

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