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Old 03-28-2006, 03:32 PM   #1
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Not the travelling apron..


Aprons

I don't think our kids know what an apron is.

The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protectthe dress underneath,but along with that, it served as a potholder forremoving hot pans from theoven.

It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and onoccasion was even usedfor cleaning out dirty ears.

From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carryingeggs, fussy chicks,and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in thewarming oven.

When company came, those aprons were ideal hidingplaces for shy kids.

And when the weather was cold, grandma wrapped itaround her arms.

Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow,bent over the hot woodstove.

Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchenin that apron.

From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas hadbeen shelled, it carried out the hulls.

In the fall, the apron was used to bring in applesthat had fallen from thetrees.

When unexpected company drove up the road, it wassurprising how muchfurniture that old apron could dust in a matter ofseconds.

When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto theporch, waved her apron,and the men knew it was time to come in from thefields to dinner.

It will be a long time before someone inventssomething that will replacethat "old-time apron" that served so many purposes.


Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on thewindow sill to cool.

Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill tothaw.

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Old 03-28-2006, 04:21 PM   #2
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By golly Marge,
I can see both my grandmothers, in this post of your's..Brings back many a happy memory and some sad ones too. Thanks

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Thank you, Marge!! I love this!!
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