15-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Monday, February 13, 1911: I can’t find hardly anything new to write today. Besse was out this afternoon. Everything seemed to grow wrong with me this evening.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Maybe Grandma should have taken up knitting. In 1911 the Ladies Home Journal recommended:
Why not try knitting or crocheting when you grow restless? Many girls find the monotony of a simple pattern very soothing to irritable nerves.
Ladies Home Journal, November 1911, p. 44