17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Monday, January 20, 1913: Our class expects to have a swell blow-out one of these days. We’re going to give a play. I am Chloe the negro servant. That was the part I really wanted.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Hmm—I could go a lot of directions with this post, but I guess I’ll just leave it with this:
I’m glad Grandma got the part she wanted, but I wonder why she really wanted the role of Chloe. Was it a large part . . . or a relatively minor one? Did she think that it would be a challenging role . . . or an easy one?