18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Tuesday, October 21, 1913: It’s been so rainy and dreary this week that I begin to feel awful grouchy. I certainly am under the weather these days. Any way October never was a favorite month of mine. I don’t have much to write about for her.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Did Grandma read Ladies Home Journal to while away the time on cold, rainy days?
And, now that the corn harvest was finished—and Grandma had been paid for helping husk corn—did she dream of using her money to improve her looks? . . . Maybe she wanted some of the hair switches advertised in the October, 1913 issue of Ladies Home Journal.