19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Monday, May 11, 1914: Rain, rain go away and come again some other day. Was invited to a party for this eve, but it just came down in floods, and alas, I staid at home.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Too bad about the rain . . . Did you miss a super fun party. . .or just an average one?
It’s amazing how some phrases like, “Rain, rain, go away” been around at least a hundred years.
While others are popular for a few years and then totally vanish. A phrase with a very short life that comes to mind is “Where the beef?