I found this lovely story on a web site I was browsing this morning and just had to share : ) I hope you enjoy it.
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
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.
(This story and an apron was given to me by one of my guests. Every morning when
I put on my apron, I feel I have gone back in time)
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