17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Monday, December 30, 1912: Went back to school today after a two weeks rest. Had such a time carrying my books. I had brought so many home, and it was raining in the bargain.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Grandma had to walk about a mile and a half to get to school. Nothing’s worse than a cold December rain.
Did Grandma read all the books over the break that she brought home? What were they about?
A hundred years ago, the Christmas break was really long. And, it’s Interesting that school began prior to New Year’s Day—today schools don’t generally resume until January 2.