17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Wednesday, October 2, 1912: I guess I’ll go tomorrow. We have Thursday and Friday off. Think I’m glad of it
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Grandma was referring to the Milton Fair in this post. The previous day, she mentioned that it was fair week.
It’s interesting how the school closed for two days so that students could attend the fair. What was the educational aspect of the fair? . . .or maybe the teacher just figured that students would skip school anyway for the fair, so he might as well give them the days off.
I think that when I was a child that we got a half day off to attend another fair–the Bloomsburg Fair. I wonder if schools do that any more.