19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Thursday, September 10, 1914: Called on Carrie this afternoon.
This design is the ever-useful “hug-me-tight,” of waist length and with a pretty variation in collar and sleeves.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Carrie Stout was a good friend of Grandma’s who lived on the nearby farm. In my mind, I picture Carrie and Grandma sitting in a quiet corner of the living room, leaning forward towards each other while excitedly chatting about Grandma’s recent trip . . . guys . . . neighborhood gossip. . . whatever.
Were the days starting to get cooler? The house may have had a chill since the heating stove in the living room probably wasn’t yet operating. Maybe Grandma and Carrie wore “house jackets” (I think that I’d call these sweaters, sweater vests, or short-sleeved sweaters, but the September, 1914 issue of Ladies Home Journal called them house jackets.)