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 Responses

  1. Maybe she gets to pick what they read. That would be fun for me :-).

  2. It does sound as though Grandma was just being humble when she wrote her entry about being elected president. It’s nice to know she enjoyed the role!

  3. The president usually gets to run the meeting but not make all the decisions. I bet she did like being in charge. I wonder how many members there were.

  4. Sounds like she found being president was more fun than she thought it would be at first. ;)

  5. Yay! So glad she enjoyed it. I wonder if we’ll hear later about any specifics of her job as President.

  6. 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

  7. She liked the power…

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