18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Saturday, May 24, 1913: Went to Sunday School this morning. Was rather lonesome this afternoon.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Did Grandma ever play with her 8-year-old brother Jimmie when she was feeling bored?
Did Jimmie have a play room filled with his toys? . . . or (and I know that it’s a stretch) maybe a play house?
There was an article on “New Ideas in Children’s Playhouses” in the June, 1913 issue of Ladies Home Journal.