18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Saturday, December 13, 1913: Nothing much going on here today.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Since Grandma didn’t write much a hundred years ago today, I’ll share a gift idea: bed jackets.
I associate bed jackets with elderly women –but they apparently were popular gifts for young women a hundred years ago. Ladies Home Journal included pictures of them on pages that contained homemade gift ideas. Bedrooms were cold and drafty back then, so everyone apparently needed bed jackets.
They were sometimes called coming jackets, negligee jackets, or sacques in old issues of Ladies Home Journal.