17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Tuesday, April 2, 1912:It rained nearly all day. Coming home the wind almost blew me along.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Grandma would have had to walk a mile or so from school to home. Sometimes when the weather was bad Grandma’s father picked her and her brother Jimmie up at school, but he apparently didn’t do it on that day.
I bet that Grandma had wet shoes by the time she got home–and that she set them next to the wood/coal stove in the kitchen to dry.