Hugged a Stove

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

Monday, November 10, 1913:  The first snow of the Winter lay upon the ground this morning. I was rather surprised when I looked out of my window and saw that the earth was clothed in white. Was pretty cold today. Hugged the stove part of the time.

Source: Good Housekeeping Magazine (November, 1911)
Source: Good Housekeeping Magazine (November, 1911)

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

Brrr. . . Sometimes I wish I had an old-fashioned stove to hug. :)

15 thoughts on “Hugged a Stove

  1. Definitely brings back memories of cold winter days in Iowa. We had friends who had a big pot-belly stove. I don’t think I would have wanted to hug it, but it was really nice to stand right up close to it.

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