17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Monday, March 10, 1913: It rained tonight so we didn’t go up to practice.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Grandma was in the class play. Did some of the cast members show up for practice? . . or did everyone independently decide that the weather was too bad?
Today we’d text, email, or call if we couldn’t get to a play practice or meeting. A hundred years ago, did people just use their own judgment to determine whether an event was probably canceled due to weather?