Grandma's Apron

Tue Feb 01, 2005 8:05 pm

Does this bring back memories :?: Does for me 8)

Grandma's Apron

This brings back the fondest memories of "MY GRANDMA" she was the most wonderful lady in all the world. I was so blessed to have had her and will always miss her, .....and she did all these things with her apron....

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

The principle use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath, but along with that, it served as a holder 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.

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, and love the story about Grandma's aprons.

"Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool. Her granddaughter's set theirs on the window sill to thaw :? :?

Tue Feb 15, 2005 9:27 am


Hope you don't mind but I just had to copy this and send it to my sister and Aunt. :wink:

Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:59 am

Donny, I did the same as Cowboy. I just had to send a copy to my sisters. One of my grandmothers lived with us from the time I was six until she passed on. I would've fallen over in shock if I had ever seen her without her apron except for church on Sunday. I have pictures of both of my grandmothers on my desk, and they are both wearing their aprons. It looks so natural I hadn't thought about it before. Thanks for bringing back memories of two great women. :D