16-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Sunday, September 24, 1911: Went to Sunday School this afternoon. Only learned seven verses for today usually have twenty-seven. Was fooling with Jimmie tonight sprinkling him with water, but pretty soon he gave me a regular dunking (almost a whole tin cup full I judge) when I least expected it. Had to hang my dress up to dry.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Jimmie was Grandma’s six-year-old brother. Sometimes when you tease little brothers they get even.
Memorizing Bible Verses
Whew, I can’t even imagine having a goal of memorizing 27 Bible verses a week. In fact, I can’t even imagine memorizing 7 Bible verses per week. Grandma was trying to memorize 700+ Bible verses for Sunday School so that she’d get a free Bible. The diary entry from the previous Sunday said:
One reason for my regular attendance is that if you learn a number of verses from the Bible (over 700 it is) you will in the course of time receive a Bible.