19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Sunday, August 16, 1914: We did our packing this afternoon. We are going to make two traveling bags do us. Had quite a time a frisking around. Ruth got company later on. We intend going to Church this evening. Must go and eat my supper, so good-bye old Diary until I return from my trip, for I am not going to take you with me.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Have an awesome time in Niagara Falls! It should be an amazing trip. Were your bags made by Likly?
. . . Hope Mother dear doesn’t see this. Something would happen if she did. I bought a brownie. It is a little over a week e’er we go to Niagara Falls, and well the temptation was too great. I didn’t want Ruthie to lay her eyes on that package. She has such a way of divining things. I left Mr. Package under a cherry tree, where I felt sure it would not been seen. After dark I smuggled it into the house and up to my room.
Since Grandma was so interested in photography and developing film, I’ve done several previous posts that included other advertisements that you might enjoy: