18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Wednesday, March 18, 1914: Nothing really worth writing about.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Since Grandma didn’t write much a hundred years ago today, I’ll share an ad for Brenlin Window Shades that was in the October,1914 issue of Ladies Home Journal.
I always hated that kind of shade—and have bad memories of pulling too hard on them, and they would unwind and be difficult to fix—but I guess that they once were the new thing.