17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Sunday, June 2, 1912:Went to Sunday School this afternoon. Had such a time to know when to go as the clock had stopped. As a result I got there late.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
It took more effort to know what the time was in the days before electric and battery-operated clocks. Someone must have forgotten to wind (or pull the weights on) the clock.
Here are the answers to the Brain Bothers that I posted yesterday.
Transform a MULE to a PONY in four changes, one letter at a time, without transposing.
Answer: Mule, mole, pole, pone, pony
(Farm Journal, January and March, 1912)
2. What number is divisible by 2,3,4,5, and 6, with a remainder of 1 in each instance, but is divisible by 7 without a remainder?
(Farm Journal, March and May, 1912)
3. Substitute a letter in the name of an American president, and make something good to eat. Do the same with an American poet with the same result.
(Farm Journal, May and July, 1912)