18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Wednesday, May 28, 1913: My dress is finished and ready to wear whenever that time comes.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Based on how quickly Grandma’s mother made the dress, she must have been an accomplished seamstress. On May 24, Grandma wrote:
Ma started to make my dress I got for a graduation present. I want it finished by May 30th.
Grandma’s mother made the dress in only 5 days! . . . and she beat the deadline her daughter imposed by 2 days!
Have Grandma’s plans changed? On the 24th she seemed certain that she needed the dress by the 30th—now the dress is “ready to wear whenever that time comes.”