Wednesday, November 25, 2009

"A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all the other virtue"
Cicero

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, 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 !!

This was an email sent by a friend in Las Vegas.
I have no idea who the author is.
If you know, please leave a comment
and I will give credit where credit is due.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving
and
like we sang in Sunday School......

"Count your blessings
Name them one by one
Count your many blessings
See what God hath done"


2 comments:

  1. Shirley from California & 84 degreesNovember 25, 2009 at 1:37 PM

    Happy Thanksgiving Karen & Mike,
    I made 4 of the aprons and 6 loaves of pumpkin bread.(thanks for the inspiration). Also so far... apricot cranberries, clam dip, spinach dip, southern cornbread for southern dressing.....have to still make that $40.00 pie (LOL)
    xoxo

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  2. Happy Thanksgiving, my friend! I'm smiling as I think about just how much you have to be thankful for this year!

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