18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Tuesday, December 16, 1913: Kept house today and found something to do nearly all day.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
It’s funny how housework can expand to fill the time available. What did Grandma do to keep busy all day? . . pick up? . . . dust? . . . sweep the floor?
Since Grandma didn’t write much a hundred years ago today, I’m sharing a December, 1914 request for donations from the Salvation Army. I went grocery shopping today, and the Salvation Army bell-ringer was outside the supermarket. It’s interesting to see how it was done a hundred years ago.