19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Sunday, March 22, 1914: Went to Sunday School this morning without being told to stay at home.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Hmm. . . why was Grandma surprised that she was allowed to go to Sunday School?
I think there’s a guy Grandma likes who goes to her church—but I don’ think that her parents are restricting her activities though maybe she thought that she might be grounded for staying out until 2:30 a.m. on the Friday night before she wrote this entry.
Grandma’s missed very few weeks since she began keeping the diary. She didn’t go to Sunday School the previous week—but I’d assumed that her father won’t let her go because she’d had a tonsillectomy five days prior to that entry:
Was so put out this morning. Pa aid I wasn’t to go to Sunday School. I was anticipating some of the kind. I stayed at home and took a physic. Boo hoo. . .