Friday, February 12, 2010

Aprons... a walk down memory lane...

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

The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath,because she only
had a few,it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and they used less material, 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.

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, or peaches,
or pecans.

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.


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Christie Cottage said...

This brought back memories of my great-grandmother and my grandmother. Such sweet memories and now I suddenly want chocolate pie!. Funny how memories stir up thoughts of favorite foods!..

Have a blessed day!

Lavon said...

I remember Mama and Grandma always wearing their aprons! They served so many purposes, wonder why we don't use them any more?

MYSAVIOR said...

Soooooo sweet! I have apron memories also.


Anonymous said...

Hey now...I know what an apron is! =) My Mom uses them and Grandma ~ and I've also donned one on occassion. Those are such pretty patterns though. =)

SleightGirl said...

I've seen pictures of my grandmother with her apron on...and my mom made me one when I was a kid because when I helped her cook, I was always quite messy.

GreenTrunk said...

I love old aprons!