18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Thursday, December 11, 1913: Went to Watsontown this afternoon. Admired the Xmas fixings and other things, but I’m not going Xmas shopping until next week. Then I won’t have to keep them so long.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Watsontown is a nearby town that was a little larger than McEwensville.
Watsontown is a charming town, but the downtown area is very quiet today. It was a little busier when I was a child, but it wasn’t a major shopping destination. In some ways, it’s difficult to imagine a time when Watsontown had “Xmas fixings” worth admiring.