15-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Saturday, February 18, 1911: Strange to say, I don’t believe I was a bit sleepy today, but I didn’t get up so very early this morning. It has been so quiet today, but I don’t think I was, for it seems I am stirring at something that I have no business to. If I would only stir at my neglected studies.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
No wonder Grandma slept late since she didn’t get home from the party until 2 a.m. (see yesterday). Why is her head still spinning with ideas, and she is “stirring at something that I have no business to?” Did a guy show an interest in her? . . . Is he the boyfriend of someone else? . . .