16-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Wednesday, November 22, 1911: Am trying to recover what I do not know that I missed during the month. I am pretty far behind and it is going to take some studying.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
I love the line Grandma used in this entry—“Am trying to recover what I do not know that I missed during the month.”
The worst quadrant to be in is the one where you don’t know what you don’t know—but at least you are comfortable there in your ignorance.
I think that Grandma was in the most frustrating quadrant. She knew that she didn’t know something—but she couldn’t quite get a handle on what it was.