Monday, January 24, 2011

Something from many year ago, maybe you remember.

Aprons do you remember when? I do..

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This is such a sweet story and I wanted to share it with everyone and I hope it brings back many of wonderful memories. It did for me.

Remember making an apron in Home Ec? Remember Home Ec? If we have to explain HOME EC. you can do not have to read this.

The History of 'APRONS'


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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 and because it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and aprons required less material. But along with that, it served as a pot 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 folk 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.

They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron
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I don't think I ever caught anything from an apron - but love...

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I remember making an apron in Home ec and I also remember making one for Fair one year and my grandma helping me. I did not win anything but I made something. I do not think I ever seen both my grandmothers without an apron on. I hope you enjoyed this I sure did and memories are the only way we can keep our family alive in our minds. Thanks for stopping.

Hugs, Patricia

1 comment:

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

my grandma ALWAYS wore an apron. she made them too. they were always so pretty. wouldn't cha just love to see them come back?

yeah, even i have to admit the PACKERS till fabulous! i hate football!

hugs :)