Aprons

Anyone who knows me knows that I am not a person who forwards on those emails that we all seem to get. Seriously. I will perhaps forward two or three good ones a year. That's it. I guess this is number one for the year, and I just had to share it.....

Notice that a "MEDIUM" is a 14-16... then scoll down..


Remember making an apron in Home Ec? Read below:
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 menfolks 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. I don't think I ever caught anything from an apron.

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It's lovely, isn't it? Thanks Mum. I wonder where all the aprons of yesteryear have ended up.

I started work on an apron this week, specifically a garden apron. I like the idea that I don't have to change into old clothes for a quick scoot around the garden, in between after school activities. An apron allows me to do this. I also need somewhere to store my mobile phone, so my husband is less frustrated about me not answering his calls, the useful pocket on my new apron allows me to do this. It will also be handy to have a pocket big enough to store my camera, seed packets, scissors and bits of string, and you guessed it, my new apron will allow me to do all these things!

I'm hoping to finish my new apron this weekend.

Comments

  1. Hi Christine, I just found your blog and loved so much to read and look at your pictures! You do it very well, so go on and make many readers happy. Your apron story is sooo nice. I am going to present it to our English speaking group here in Austria / Europe at our upcoming meeting. I am sure they will like it as much as I do!
    Thanks for the story.

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  2. Thankyou so much for your lovely comment, ilovegreen! I will be thinking of you presenting the story to your English group. It was great to hear from you, Christine

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