17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Friday, July 12, 1912: I made an apron today and performed some odd jobs. Good night.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Back in the days when it was difficult to do laundry—and people tied to keep their clothes clean for as long as possible– lots of aprons were needed.
Grandma has mentioned making aprons several times since the start of the diary in January, 1911:
Started to make a much needed apron. Mother and I had quite a squabble over it. She said I wasn’t making it right.
. . . Was going to make an apron this afternoon for myself, but Bisser took pity on me and did it herself, so you see I was saved all the bother.
. . . I made an apron today. . .