19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Saturday, May 9, 1914: Well for the most part it rained today, which kept me indoors a good bit.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Did Grandma do any sewing on rainy days? Maybe she made a bucket bag.
Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal had an article titled, “The Bucket is Back.” The first sentence said:
If ever there was a moment for the bucket bag, it is now.
Wall Street Journal (May 8, 2014)
What goes around comes around. The bucket bag was equally popular a hundred years ago. The four bucket bags in this post were all featured in the March, 1914 issue of Ladies Home Journal.