Had 3 Final Exams

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

Wednesday, April 16, 1913:  We had three today. Think I passed all three of them. Was trying to work some problems this evening, but got stuck on some of them.

Recent photo of the building that once housed the McEwenvsille School. The high school was on the second floor; the primary school on the first floor.

Recent photo of the building that once housed the McEwenvsille School.

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

Grandma –It’s a good sign when you feel confident that you passed the final exams. I bet you did well on them.

In the evening, were you trying to work problems that had been on the exam to see if you got the right answer? . . . or were you doing problems to study for one of the upcoming tests? 

8 Responses

  1. I would say that she is getting ready for a math test :-).

  2. Yes, I’d say she was studying for an upcoming test. Sounds good that she’s so confident!

  3. She was concerned about her exams, I bet she was a good student.

    • She worried a lot about grades–though sometimes procrastinated and didn’t get her lessons done. She didn’t always get the grades she wanted. My sense is that she probably wasn’t one of top students in the class, but that she did okay.

  4. She sounds as though she took her exams very seriously and wanted to succeed. What a shame her final school report didn’t survive (or did it?) :)

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