Home by 2 a.m.

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

Friday, February 17, 1911:  I went to a party this evening in McEwensville up at Watson’s I had a very pleasant time. It was almost two o’clock when I got home.

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

Grandma must have actually written this diary entry the day after it is dated. Sounds like a fun party— but, whew, 2 a.m. sounds late for a 15-year-old. I wonder how Grandma got home. . .

Did she walk the mile and a half home?  . . . alone? . . . with her sister? . . . with someone else? Or maybe someone gave her a ride in a carriage? If so, who?

Did Grandma sneak into the house so her parents hopefully won’t notice how late she was out?

2 thoughts on “Home by 2 a.m.

  1. Haha…I can’t believe she came home that late! They say kids are worse today but I never came home that late! 🙂

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