LaBlache Face Powder

18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:

Friday, December 19, 1913:  Ruthie returned home this afternoon. The same Ruthie that went away last Monday. Wonder what she got me for Xmas.

Ladies Home Journal (December, 1913)
Source: Ladies Home Journal (December, 1913)

Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:

I think that Grandma’s sister Ruth attended professional development meetings for teachers while she was in Sunbury—but it sounds like she also found a little time to go Christmas shopping.

What Did Ruth buy Grandma? . . . maybe some face powder?

I bet that Grandma was glad to have her sister home. Ruth had gone to Sunbury four days earlier and left Grandma with “all of the milking.”

15 thoughts on “LaBlache Face Powder

    1. It always seems like she missed her sister when she’s gone, but often got frustrated with her when they both were at home. I guess that’s just the way it is with sisters.

  1. Ruthie came home unchanged and Helena sounds grateful for that. The Christmas excitement seems to be building too – with Helena wondering what her Mom got for her and now wondering the same about Ruthie. I wonder what Helena got for them. The face powder sounds lovely.

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