A Wonderful Christmas Day

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

Thursday, December 25, 1913:  The day of preparation and expectation has dawned at last. Arose earlier than usual because it was Christmas. Am very much pleased with my presents. Have fourteen of them.

Besse and Curt were out for dinner. We had roast chickens.

Am not so sorry that the day is almost over, for e’er another year has gone its round and she will be with us again.

Source: Ladies Home Journal (December, 1913)

Source: Ladies Home Journal (December, 1913)

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


It sounds like you had an absolutely perfect day.

Merry Christmas!

10 Responses

  1. Yes, it sounded like a wonderful day…just like Christmas should be! Merry Christmas!

  2. 14 presents! Wow, sounds like a nice Christmas for Grandma.
    Merry Christmas to you, Sheryl!

  3. Her Christmas does sound near to perfection, and I wish the same for you.

  4. May this holiday season smile gently upon you and yours, and may the New Year bring you light and joy.

  5. wow 14 presents! Merry Christmas Helena! And Merry Christmas Sheryl!

  6. Merry Christmas Sheryl. And isn’t it nice that your Grandma so enjoyed this day 100 years ago? I love it!

  7. Chicken and 14 presents! A great day, and the Christmas Eve service sounded wonderful too.

  8. Vintage Christmases are my favorite! Here’s to another fabulous year, Sheryl!!

  9. Be blessed, always!

    Have a wonderful day ahead~ Cheers!! :D

  10. SO nice to hear Helena sound so content! Hope you had a wonderful day, too, Sheryl!

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