/ September 17, 1938
Patent for a Helen Cookman dress filed on November 15, 1949.
Wait. We have moved too far ahead in the story.
These are the fashion headlines she reads. (Saturday, Sep 17, 1938)
Czech Girls Keep Fit. Longer Jackets Are Here——on New Fall Suits
(designed by Helen Cookman).
She entertains neither the horror nor the glamour. She is rather listless today thinking that she must finally give up on the hope of the apprenticeship job. She will visit her aunt in New Westminster tomorrow, practice some piano, write a few jingles, and hopefully improve her mood.