19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Saturday, December 26, 1914: <<no entry>>
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Since Grandma didn’t write anything a hundred years ago today, I’m going to share some suggestions in the January, 1914 issue of Ladies Home Journal that addresses an age-old problem on the day after Christmas. What do you do when the children don’t play with the toys that Santa brought them?
Well, Ladies Home Journal had some fun suggestions for creating scenarios that would make it more interesting to play with dolls:
Playing with the Christmas Doll
With a new doll at Christmastime little girls are made the happiest of happy little beings, since the newcomer frequently adds one more to the collection of other years, and now there is quite a family for the little mother to train.