18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Thurday, March 27, 1913: There was quite a flood here today. Had to go a different way to get to school.
Ruth’s school stopped today. Had to help carry some stuff over there this morning. I got rather tired with carrying it and got my dress all wet in the bargain.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
It sounds like a miserable morning. Rain. . .cold, wet clothes. . . and a flooded creek that cut off the normal route between the Muffly farm and McEwensville.
Grandma’s sister Ruth was a teacher at one of the small rural schools near McEwensville. Why did Grandma need to carry things over to Ruth’s school?
Does “Ruth’s school stopped today” mean that school was cancelled due to high water? . . or was it the last day of the school year? (School years were shorter back then, but it seems really early for it to be ending.)