18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Thursday, August 21, 1913: Am trying to learn to crochet. I’d like to be able to do that ever so very much.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
The diary provides no indication that Grandma had a boyfriend—but did she dream of a boyfriend and eventual marriage?
Many young women a hundred years ago had hope chests that they filled with items they made in anticipation of a future marriage.Did Grandma want to make crocheted items for her hope chest?