100-Year-Old Crocheted Caps

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

Sunday, November 26, 1911: Went to Sunday School this morning. Carrie and I went for a walk this afternoon, which was the around about way to Watsontown and back. We went up to McEwensville this evening to attend the Thanks offering.

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

It sounds like Grandma and her friend Carrie did a lot of walking a hundred years ago today. I wonder if they wore crocheted caps. The November, 1911 issue of Ladies Home Journal had lots of great cap pictures.

2 Responses

  1. I did a lot of walking back in the 1950’s through the early 1970’s when we moved from to Detroit to places without sidewalks. I miss walking with the object of going somewhere as opposed to walking for exercise. I think I need a beehive cap with a cretonne border.

    • I agree, it’s much more fun to walk when I’m going somewhere than just for exercise. I think I need a beehive cap with a cretonne border, too.

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