Not Studying Very Hard

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

Tuesday, November 12, 1912:  It seems to me that I’m not studying very hard these days.

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

Was the schoolwork easy or did Grandma have senioritis?

Recent photo of the building that once housed the McEwenville School. The high school was on the second floor.

Recent photo of the room that once was the high school classroom. The old slate chalkboard still sits along the wall. I can picture Grandma sitting in this room struggling to concentrate on her lessons.  Click here for more about the school building today.

6 Responses

  1. That’s so cool, I remember feeling the sme way when I went to a country church with my Aunty this spring. Looking out the window, I thought about how my dad probably sat and looked out the same wavey glass, wishing he could go out and play.

  2. I love seeing where things used to happen and the remnants from those days

  3. cool – I did not realize it was not being used or else I would have peeked in the windows! I did not want the state police asking what I was doing?!! ;) These pictures really help me see Helena during the day.

    • I am still amazed that the owner of the building was holding a garage sale in it last spring–and that I was able to get in and see the inside. It was a really special day!

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