A Good Day, But Raining Cats and Dogs

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

Monday, February 24, 1913:  Had an exam in Geometry this morning. Wasn’t hard after all. Tis raining cats and dogs tonight.

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Source: Wikimedia Commons

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

Yeah! Grandma, I hope you got a 100%. Easy tests are the best.

In spite of the evening rain, it sounds like a good day.  I picture Grandma listening to the rain drops hit the window as she drifted  peacefully off to sleep.

15 Responses

  1. Perhaps under a tin roof??? That’s the BEST sleep!

  2. It was raining cats and dogs here last night too. I love going to sleep to the sound of rain on the roof. Nice to know your Grandma may have been drifting off the same way 100 years ago. :)

  3. 100 yrs later sleet, freezing rain and snow! There is nothing like watching the rain fall from inside a warm and cozy house.

  4. Sunshine here today but we slept to the sound of rain a few nights ago.

  5. I guess that saying has been around for some time, “raining cats and dogs”. I wonder who started it?

  6. Oh what fun to discover your blog! A popular listserve for a town near me posted a girl’s diary entries for a while and it was one of my favorite things to read. It’s raining hard here too tonight

  7. She sounds like a good student. She studies, is president of the literary club and found a Geometry test easy! :)

  8. I certainly had loads of hardwork on Geom before. I haven’t yaken those problems into different angles. Yikes, I’m a phony.

  9. What a good day she had! I am sure she must have slept well with the rain.

  10. [...] Far from it.  My friend Sheryl shares her grandmother’s 1913 diary entries each day at 100 years ago . Sheryl add’s charming articles and recipes from days gone by.  I wonder if her Grandma [...]

  11. What a treasure your grandmother has left for you – thanks so much for sharing it with us!

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