17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Sunday, July 7, 1912: Went to Sunday School this morning. Received my Bible after having been learning verses for about a year and a half.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Whew, Grandma finally received her Bible. She learned 700+ verses to get it—and some weeks she learned more than 20 verses. For example, on December 23, 1911 she wrote that she was trying to learn 27 verses that week.
She sure was persistent—I never would have stuck with it.