17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Friday, April 26, 1912:I am so anxious about the morrow. It is drizzling tonight and I’m so afraid it will be raining in the morning when I get up. You see the hat question has become a serious problem to me.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
What exactly is the hat problem? This is the second time in less than a week that Grandma mentioned a hat. On April 21, 1912 she wrote:
Went to Sunday School this afternoon. Wish I had my new hat, I’d wear it if I had.
For more pictures of women’s hats a hundred years ago, see previous post: