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.
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?