Isn’t it hard to believe that Grandma was once a young girl? She was – but it was a long time ago! Back in the 1880s, young Mabel and her best friend, Sarah Jane, had the best intentions at home and at school, but somehow clumsiness and mischief always seemed to intrude. Whether getting into a sticky mess with face cream, traveling to the big city, painting the farmhouse, or studying for the spelling bee, Mabel’s mishaps turned into lessons in honesty, patience, and responsibility.
Even though these stories took place over a hundred years ago, there are some things about being a girl that never change. Just like Mabel, girls still want to be prettier or more independent. It’s all part of growing up. But the amazing this is… Grandma felt the same way when she was young!