17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Sunday, September 1, 1912:
What can be said of September,
Is very much I think,
But the thinking part is not with me now
Because my efforts so readily sink.
Went to Sunday School this morning. Took a slide on a bank coming out. Fortunately didn’t get myself very muddy. It’s raining now.
I have one cracker jack of a cold. Got the worst part of it yesterday going to the picnic without a coat. Hope it doesn’t last long.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Sounds like a miserable day with miserable weather—and a miserable cold.
Instead of wearing a coat during the cool fall season, I wonder if Grandma ever thought about getting one of the stylish sweaters shown in the September, 1912 issue of Ladies Home Journal:
The Autumn Sweaters
With the approach of autumn the new sweaters play a prominent part in the array of apparel for outdoor wear.
A very new idea for a coat sweater is the tailored model in ivory white (Number One), with cloth collar and cuffs embroidered in worsteds. This is very modish and is not intended for a general knockabout. The cap is of white cloth also, finished with an embroidered band.
The white sweater with the striped collar and cuffs (Number Two) suggests an appropriate style for outdoor sports.