17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Thursday, July 11, 1912: Ruth and I went to a party over at Stout’s this evening. It rained so hard this afternoon, and I thought perhaps we wouldn’t go after all.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Did Grandma and her sister Ruth get wet feet when they walked to their neighbors’ for the party?
Here’s hundred-year-old advice for drying wet shoes.
To dry out shoes, stuff your shoes full of dry grass or old paper to keep them from shrinking.
When they are dry, soften them with tallow or oil.
Outdoor Sports (1911) by Claude H. Miller