19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Thursday, November 12, 1914: Mother and I went shopping. She’s doing more than I did of course. I got a coat, which is a blue and black boucle, a dress, gloves, and other things of lesser importance. I had a suit case full of stuff and then some more. Ma had her share, too. Fortunately we got a ride part way home.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
I found this purple and black boucle coat on ebay. The era’s wrong (this is a 1950’s coat), and the color isn’t quite blue; but it can give you an idea of what Grandma’s coat looked like. I bet she looked awesome.
What a fun day! Nothing cheers a woman up like clothes shopping—especially when her mother pays for the clothes.