17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Tuesday, January 7, 1913: This weather is simply dreadful. I’ve been hunting my report card this evening. Don’t know where in the world I put it.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
How—or maybe the question is “Why”— did Grandma misplace her report card? Could she have misplaced it because she was unhappy with the grades—and was trying to delay showing it to her parents for as long as possible?
Grandma’s New Year’s resolution was to study harder in 1913—and her diary entries on January 2 and 3 indicated that she was studying very hard—but nothing has been mentioned about studying since then so maybe the resolution fell by the wayside. . . or it was too late in the grading period to bring the grades up.