History of Aprons

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  1. stitch-a-bility

    stitch-a-bility Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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, 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.

    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. Or it can be a good history lesson for those that have no idea how the apron played a part in our lives.

    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.
    I don't think I ever caught anything from an apron.
    but Love !!
     
  2. gmzamz

    gmzamz Out Of The Brooder

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  3. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    Thank you for that. I miss my granny's old apron, she did most of the things you described. Since she passed, I was fortunate enough to aquire a couple of hers and they are neatly kept in my dresser despite the many holes and stains!
     
  4. mamaKate

    mamaKate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much. It brings memories of my grandma. We called her "Mammy". She was in her sixties when I was born. Sometimes she let me brush her long white hair. One of my fondest memories is helping Mammy churn butter. She's been gone for 40 years and I've still never tasted butter that good. Sometimes I see a little of her in me and it makes me feel grateful. There was no better role model than that sweet melangion Pentecostal Methodist.
     
  5. stitch-a-bility

    stitch-a-bility Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just wish I could have some memories of my grandma's. I didn't know either of my grandma's. My mom's mom past away when she was a little girl (My mom), she was in her forties (my grandma). And my dad mom, well she just abandoned my dad and siblings when they were all at home, so I never got to know her. I believe I meet her one time. I sure wish I could have experienced having a grandmother. Anyway, I thought this was so beautiful. It make me want to grab a apron and leave a heritage for my grandbabies. BLESSINGS!!!!
     
  6. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    Quote:I'm sorry you didn't know your grandparents. It was a blessing for me and I really love the idea of you starting your own legacy. [​IMG]
     

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