17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Friday, February 7, 1913: We had our literary meeting this afternoon and also elected officers to take the place of the old ones. They had to go and elect me president.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Way to go Grandma!—You’ve put so much energy into the Literary Society and it’s awesome that you’re now the president.
On November 1, 1912, you wrote:
We organized a Literary Society at school this afternoon. I am one of the committee. Just what I wanted to be.
Why was there an election just three months after the society was organized? Were there problems with the previous officers. . .or had they always planned to have elections every couple of months?