A Good Day, But Raining Cats and Dogs

17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today: 

Monday, February 24, 1913:  Had an exam in Geometry this morning. Wasn’t hard after all. Tis raining cats and dogs tonight.

Source: Wikimedia Commons
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:

Yeah! Grandma, I hope you got a 100%. Easy tests are the best.

In spite of the evening rain, it sounds like a good day.  I picture Grandma listening to the rain drops hit the window as she drifted  peacefully off to sleep.

15 thoughts on “A Good Day, But Raining Cats and Dogs

  1. It was raining cats and dogs here last night too. I love going to sleep to the sound of rain on the roof. Nice to know your Grandma may have been drifting off the same way 100 years ago. 🙂

  2. Oh what fun to discover your blog! A popular listserve for a town near me posted a girl’s diary entries for a while and it was one of my favorite things to read. It’s raining hard here too tonight

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