18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Thursday, April 24, 1913: I had no idea that I would be so tired. I guess last night was not too much for me. Went up to McEwensville this morning, but not to go to school, for that indeed is past for me. I got home just in time to see the girls off on the train. My presents still seem to be pouring in. This morning I got a dress by parcel post.
Previously mentioned gifts included a gold hat pin and a handkerchief
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Grandma might have been surprised that her graduation ceremony exhausted her—but I’m not. Major events are tiring!
Grandma’s two cousins came the previous day to attend the graduation—and now were returning home.
Who gave Grandma the dress as a graduation present? . . . a friend? . . . relative? Was it handmade . . . or “store-bought”?