17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Sunday, March 9, 1913: Went to Sunday School this afternoon. It was so nice out. Felt most too warm with my jacket on going up.
The W. BLACK COMPANY
Wooltex Coat $15.00
Demonstration of Wooltex Value.
A handsomer coat for general service could scarcely be designed at any price than this model, No. 2249. It comes in whip cords, diagonal worsteds, find fancy diagonals, and a variety of fancy worsteds. Trimming is with inserts of self or contracting color broadcloth, and with buttonholes and invorine buttons to match inserts. Price but $15.00.
There are a few woman in every city who are always “well-dressed”.
They are not always the richest.
Go see the Wooltex spring models and know why so many of them wear Wooltex coats and suits.
The Store That Sells Wooltext Coats, Suits, Skirts
(Source: Ladies Home Journal, April, 1913)
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
The online Weather Channel forecast for McEwensville for today is a low of 31° and a high of 52.° Sounds like a nice day—though still jacket weather. It may have been a just a little bit nicer on this date a hundred years ago.