16-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Thursday, December 7, 1911: Really there’s nothing to write about except that which isn’t worth writing about.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Since Grandma didn’t write much today, I’ll share some more pictures from the December 1911 issue of Ladies Home Journal. It’s apparently been a tradition for many years to give sleep wear as a Christmas gift.
There were two articles in the magazine that showed pictures of nightgowns and robes that readers could buy patterns to make. One article was called, “What Should I Make My Friends?” and the other was titled, “The Christmas Negligee—Suitable for the Young Girl as Well as the Matron”
In every woman’s wardrobe there is a place for useful negligees, and surely no more adaptable gift could be found for the comfort-loving woman . . .