17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Saturday, January 4, 1913: Took down the Christmas tree this morning. It made such an awful mess. Ran an errand to McEwensville after dinner, and was home in three shakes of a lamb’s tail.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Grandma’s right—it makes an awful mess when the Christmas tree is taken down.
My Christmas decorations are still up—they will come down tomorrow. I’m trying to delay taking them down for as long as possible, but it’s starting to feel like I’m ready for my house to return to normal.