Stayed Out Late for Play Practice

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

Tuesday, March 25, 1913:  Didn’t get home from practice till about half past eleven. So you see I didn’t get my lessons out either.

Grandma was about 2/3s of the way home from McEwensville when she passed this house.
Grandma was about 2/3s of the way home from McEwensville when she passed this house.

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

Whew—11:30 was late to be out on a school night.

Grandma played the role of Chloe, the servant, in the upcoming class play. The play was less than two weeks away. I suppose that the cast still had a lot to do to prepare for the performance on April 5.

I think that Grandma often walked the mile and a half home after play practice. But, since it went so late, hopefully someone gave her a ride home in a buggy.

8 thoughts on “Stayed Out Late for Play Practice

  1. Oh, goodness. It’s hard to imagine girls walking home that late at night….unheard of in today’s world.
    And yes, that was late to be out on a school night!

  2. Can you imagine walking anywhere, lit or un-lit at that hour now. I wouldn’t. Three weeks ago I had to call 911 when I heard blood-curdling screams from a park we back on to. I ran to the patio and called out in the dark because I could hear crying. No one answered. The cops came and didn’t find anything, but I’m certain someone was assaulted….I didn’t sleep a wink worrying about that girl.

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