Having Fun Being the President

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

Friday, February 21, 1913:  Our Literary Society met again today. It is rather fun being president.

McEwensville School (in the background)
McEwensville School (in the background)

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

Two weeks earlier, on February 7, Grandma wrote:

We had our literary meeting this afternoon and also elected officers to take the place of the old ones. They had to go and elect me president.

When I posted that entry, I was uncertain whether Grandma was secretly pleased that she was the new president or if she had qualms.

In any case, I’m glad Grandma was now enjoying her new role.

I wonder what she liked about being president:

  • Did she like being able to choose what the Society did?
  • Did the presidency may her feel more popular?
  • Did she like the power?
  • Did she . . . ?

9 thoughts on “Having Fun Being the President

  1. I suspect she liked all those things and may enjoyed exception time from class. When I was on student council in Junior High, we’d get to do all kinds of fun stuff in school time. :D

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