Thank God It’s Friday!

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

Friday, March 28, 1913:  Am glad this is the last school day for this week. I guess, I’ll be glad when school stops. Am counting the days.

Recent photo of McEwensville
Recent photo of McEwensville

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

Sounds like Grandma had “senioritis.” She was counting the days until graduation, and two days prior to this diary entry her teacher lectured her on her behavior:

Teacher gave the school a lecture, but it was really meant for me. I don’t think what I did was so bad, but I guess I won’t do it again. I might catch it right there.

Grandma—I have you have a relaxing week-end.

10 thoughts on “Thank God It’s Friday!

  1. I think it’s so cool that your Grandma, as a girl back then, when all the way to her senior year. Where my dad went to school, a very very small country school, most kids went to grade 10 and left to go to the big city to find work. You really couldn’t do that now.

    1. I’ve often thought the same thing. In my grandparents’ generation, someone could get a good job with an 8th grade education; in my parents’ generation, a young person needed a least a high school diploma to get a good job; in my generation a bachelor’s degree was often needed; and sometimes I think that many young adults today feel like they need to get a masters degree. I’m not sure why the educational qualifications keep racheting up.

      1. It’s crazy the debt that students accrue now before they’ve earned a dime. I’m only thinking that there are a lot of highly educated individuals all hoping to have the same jobs. Very competitive.

  2. Haha, I know the feeling, “Grandma”. I suppose I got senioritis a bit prematurely as I couldn’t make it through junior year in normal school!

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