Sometimes Cheats Aren’t Fooled

15-year-old Helena wrote a hundred years ago today:

Wednesday, February 8, 1911. Had some of our exams today. Came out all right in Latin. Our arithmetic wasn’t so easy though. My fingers feel rather tired. Had banana ice cream for supper. Yum, yum, yum.

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

Be sure to see yesterday’s post if you missed it.  Otherwise, no comment . . .

“I might Be fooled as some cheats are”

15-year-old Helena wrote a hundred years ago today:

Tuesday, February 7, 1911. Some of the boys at school found the teacher’s Latin questions in examination, and we all expect to make a good mark. I do at least, but I might be fooled as some cheats are.

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

Hmm—Today’s news media makes cheating sound like a new phenomena . . .

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