18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Thursday, March 19, 1914: Ruth and I went to a party up at town tonight. We played at progressive cards. I was the only one who didn’t progress. My skill was awarded by getting the ‘booby’ prize. It was a chocolate pig with a red ribbon round its neck.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Booby prizes are no fun!
Amazingly, I found an adorable chocolate pig with a red bow on the Compartes website.
Maybe I should have a card party (probably pinochle because that’s the card game that I’m best at)—and give a chocolate pig as the booby prize to the worst player. . . .oh, never mind. . . dumb idea. . . I think whoever got it, would get mad at me.