16-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Friday, December 1, 1911:
The dying year around us a glory sheds
December with her pleasures breaks upon the scene,
Around our hearts a happy gladness lies
Christmas is coming with her laurels of green.
Didn’t have school today. Had a notion to go a visiting, but then didn’t, as I had some particular work, which I wanted done. Well, as Thanksgiving is over, I am looking forward to Christmas, hoping some pleasant surprises awaits me. Vice versa of Jan. 31.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
I wonder if Grandma was planning to make any gifts for family or friends. If she wanted to make aprons, she could have ordered patterns from Ladies Home Journal.
According to a December, 1911 article called the “The Pretty Christmas Apron:”
Odds and ends of the piece-bag and remnants from the bargain counter may be utilized to make these pretty aprons.