19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Tuesday, April 14, 1914: Was housekeeper today. Mother and Ruthie went on a shopping tour. Oh my, they did bring the things home. Ruth got a hat of the latest creation, trimmed and bowed for the family’s spectations.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Maybe Ruth’s hat had a “wired frill”
. . . Interesting that Grandma’s sister Ruth bought a new hat after Easter. Easter, 1914 was two days prior to this entry. Maybe the hat was on sale.
Spectations?? Is this another archaic word?