18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Thursday, October 30, 1913: Everything is almost ready for the party and I am anticipating the fun we will have.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
I’m almost as excited as Grandma about the Halloween party she and her sister Ruth were planning.
Were there still a few final touches that needed to be completed? . . . like making place cards?
A hundred years ago, place cards were often made to ensure that just the right people sat next to each other. The October, 1913 issue of Ladies Home Journal included several sample place cards.