19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Tuesday, March 24, 1914: Finished my waist today. Got a birthday present. It came a couple of days behind time, but really doesn’t make much difference.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
We now know that Grandma was making a waist when she wrote the previous day:
Got a streak of sewing today. . .
Waists is an old-fashioned term for tailored blouses or shirts. They were also called shirtwaists.