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Thread: Nostalgia...the apron

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    Super Member Ditter43's Avatar
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    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 also because it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and aprons 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 folk 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.

    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...

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    Wow! This brought back memories...

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    great nostalgia. i know a person from Italty and she collects apron. she travels alot [she has alot of money] and she gets an apron from every country

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    simpler times = good times :)

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    Yes, sure does bring back memories...my Mum always had an apron on

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    Thanks, for reminding us about our grandmas. I think mine wore an apron, even though she lived in the city.

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    I love it. One of most fawnest memories of my grandmother is of her wearing her aprons. I wish I could hide a pattern of the old aprons she use to wear.

    Thanks,
    Sherryl
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    This picture should have been with the post. I remember the aprons my DM and DGM used to wear! Lots of memories tied to those apron strings!!

    notice the size on the medium pattern!!
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    I once read that John Wesley's mother, who originally had 17 children, although only 7 survived, used to sit in her rocker and throw her apron up over her head, and that meant "leave me alone for awhile", an order which her children obeyed.

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    Thanks for sharing my grandma was never without her apron.

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