A Coat for a Rainy Day

 18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today: 

Monday, September 22, 1913: Walked the coats I borrowed yesterday back this morning.

Source: Ladies Home Journal (December, 1912)

Source: Ladies Home Journal (December, 1912)

Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:

The previous day it rained while Grandma and her sister Ruth were at Sunday School at the Baptist Church in McEwensville. They were particularly upset because Ruth “had on her bestest dress.”

Someone who lived near the church must have lent them coats.  I wonder if Ruth managed to keep her dress dry.

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4 Responses

  1. I wonder if it was the family of the boy who gave them a ride in the buggy? :)

  2. It was a time when neighbors were truly”neighborly.”

  3. So nice of someone to lend them a coat when they needed it!

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