17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Friday, November 8, 1912: Postponed my lessons until tomorrow since today is Friday.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Sounds like a plan! If I had been Grandma I probably would have postponed my lessons until Sunday evening.
Did Grandma do any fun things on this Friday evening? She hasn’t mentioned any exciting social activities in recent diary entries, but in the past she’s mentioned going to out to dinner and to parties:
I went to a party this evening in McEwensville up at Watson’s. I had a very pleasant time. It was almost two o’clock when I got home.
I was invited to dine out this evening and accepted the invitation. It was up at Gauger’s. My beauteous or rather vain sister was up also. It was, as I supposed in honor of the senior class. I had quite a pleasant evening. I played Flinch part of the time. My partner and I winning two games.
Just got home from a party a little while ago. It was up at Amelia Seibert’s. I had a real nice time. As I thought, B.G. was there
Whew, those entries are all from 1911. Grandma attended some parties in 1912—but they aren’t the diary entries that are memorable. It almost seems like her social life was in the doldrums. . . but I’m keeping my fingers crossed that she had a fun Friday evening and just didn’t write about it.