17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Thursday, December 19, 1912: Ma went to town this afternoon to do her Xmas shopping. Wonder what she got me for a present. Perhaps nothing much.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Grandma’s mother got her some wonderful gifts.
A hundred years ago people often made homemade gifts. Aprons were a really popular handmade gift back then. Did Grandma’s mother purchase fabric to make one?
If you liked this post, you might also enjoy the post that I did on aprons last year.