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Friday, April 8, 2011




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 fabric.
 Along with that, aprons served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven.
 Aprons were used for drying children’s tears, and on occasion were 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.
 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 aprons.
 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 everyone knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.

 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.
They would go crazy now  trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron.

 I never caught
Anything from an apron

     But  Love