Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Story about Grandma's Apron!

My Sweet friend Jackie of Plain and Simple
Knows how much I lOVE aprons and she was kind enought to send me the story about Grandma's Apron! Thank You Jackie!!
I don't think kids today 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, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears .
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.
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 or pecans 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.
REMEMBER: 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.
Today's generation would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron,
but I never heard about anyone catching anything from an Apron.


Mrs.Kwitty said...

What a great post--makes me love aprons even more!

I have a vintage utility apron made from feedsack fabrics that hangs in my kitchen, just waiting for me to bake or whip up a nice soup--and my hubby often teases me about my "granny apron"--but I love it!!

Smiles, Karen

SympleTymes/PrimitiveRose said...

Oh Karen put a picture up of your vintage utility apron I'd Love to see it.also IF you can please come join the apron swap with me
Hot Drinks for Hot Mamas Apron Swap
it is stree free and just fun no pressure!