17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Monday, July 8, 1912: Nothing much to record. My head feels sort of heavy like.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
My head feels heavy like, too. I think it’s the hot weather. On days like this, I wish that my house had an old-fashioned porch that I could sit on.
Here are some drawings of furniture for summer porches from an article called “The Little House Summer Porch: Making the Living Porch Attractive” in the July, 1912 issue of Ladies Home Journal.