Looking Forward to School Starting Again

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

Saturday, December 28, 1912:  We had visitors a little while this morning. Everything seemed so dull to me this awful Saturday. Guess I’ll welcome going to school next week as a change. After all my vacation lacked the enjoyment that sometimes comes to others.

Recent photo of the house Grandma lived in. The photo was taken at dusk on a December day.

Recent photo of the house Grandma lived in.

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

Who were the visitors?  Grandma didn’t seem very excited about their visit.

Perhaps the visitors were old friends of her parents or distant relatives, who, from Grandma’s perspective, were very uninteresting and boring.

Based on the previous diary entries—it seems like Grandma enjoyed her Christmas break, but I suppose that she was starting to get tired of being at home. The last day of school before the break was December 13—so she hadn’t been to school for two weeks!

5 Responses

  1. I really enjoy reading your Gran’s diary and your updates. Very interesting!

  2. I remember always being excited for winter vacation to start, but also ready to get back to school near the end. Especially when I was in High School.

  3. Like all children, it doesn’t take too long for boredom to set in. How I love your blog Sheryl because it highlights the similarities of today and yesterday, but also the differences. I love the photo of your Grandma’s house today and can almost picture your grandma bolting out the door to escape the boring visitors.

  4. I love how you put these diary entries together with comments and photos and information.

  5. Wow, they really did take a good long break. I bet it was hard to get back to the books after that. Happy New Year Sheryl!

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