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1 Great memories on Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:02 pm

gypsy


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How well I remember...such great memories...


The History of APRONS



I don't think our kids 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.
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.
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.

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