18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Sunday, October 26, 1913: Went to Sunday School this morning. Took my umbrella it didn’t rain. Other Sundays when it rains my umbrella is likely to be at home. No one came this afternoon and I didn’t go any place, but managed to put the time in somehow.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
The same thing always happens to me. When I take an umbrella, and am prepared, it doesn’t rain—and when I don’t, it inevitably does.
There seems to be strong correlation between taking an umbrella and no rain (and vice versa), but I suppose that I just remember the times I’m over-prepared (or under-prepared).