18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Sunday, November 2, 1913: Went to Sunday School this afternoon. We didn’t have church, so I went for a walk with one of the girls.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
There’s a rhythm to the diary—and a predictable ebb and flow. But, because of the predictability, occasionally something very minor jumps out at me.
Since I began posting Grandma’s diary entries, 2 years and 10 months ago, I’ve probably posted close to 140 Sunday entries which said that she’d gone to Sunday School. I’ve often wondered why Grandma almost always went to Sunday School, but seldom mentioned church.
But this entry—with Grandma noting an exception (no church)—also tells me about her usual routine. She apparently usually went to both Sunday School and church (or I suppose she could be using the words Sunday School interchangeably to mean either Sunday School or church).