18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Sunday, April 6, 1913: Went to Sunday School this afternoon.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Grandma probably was tired after the wonderful “splash” she’d made the previous evening in the class play.
Grandma wrote a sentence this Sunday similar to one she wrote most Sundays—”Went to Sunday School this afternoon.”—though she often elaborated a bit more.
How was this Sunday similar or different from other Sundays? . . .
Was it a sunny day. . . or a cloudy one? Was it unseasonably hot. . . or unseasonably cold. . . or just a typical April day?
Was the road to McEwensville dry or muddy? If it was muddy, did Grandma wear galoshes or did she carefully try to avoid puddles?
Had church members seen the play the previous evening?—and did they praise her for her great acting?
What was the Sunday School lesson about? Was it interesting? . . . or boring?