Wednesday, May 03, 2006


I thought this would bring back some very fond memories for some. It
certainly did for me.

I don't think our kids know what an apron is.

The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress
underneath, but along with that, it served as a potholder for
removing hot pans from the oven.

It was wonderful for drying children's tears

From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs,
fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished
in the warming oven.

When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places
for shy kids.

And when the weather was cold, grandma wrapped it around her arms.

Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the
hot wood stove.

Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.

From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas
had been shelled, it carried out the hulls.

In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen
from the trees.

When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising
how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.

When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved
her apron, and the men knew it was time to come in from the fields
to dinner.

It will be a long time before someone invents something that will
replace that "old-time apron" that served so many purposes.

Send this to those who would know, the story about
Grandma's aprons.


Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window
sill to cool. Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill to thaw

Thanks Bob H.

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