Monday, January 14, 2008




Aprons....


Here's what my first one looks like (hopefully not my last..) I bought this at a yard sale for $.25!

I just love it...and I remember my Mother used to wear aprons- my Mother-in-Law occasionally still does.

I think I just may start...oh, wait, does that mean I'd have to start cooking??
Well, maybe I'll rethink that...

My sister Kathy and I have a connection. Sometimes she just "knows" what I need or what I'd like.

She sent me this wonderful piece about aprons just today. I love it! Thought you would too:

"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 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. "

Sorry I don't know who the original author was, but if you know, let me know.

(Serioulsy, it could have been any one of us!)

Thanks, Kathy. I love you tonzzzz.
-me

5 comments:

Pen Pen said...

What a sweet apron! And you got it for 25 cents???? No, you don't have to cook now that you own an apron. I have several of them now, that I like to look at... not use. ha!

The Feathered Nest said...

What a sweet poem!! Aprons have always been such a part of women and everything the do and stand for....love yours dear Colleen! xxoo, Dawn

BonnieRose said...

wonderful apron!

madrekarin said...

Oh my gosh!!Twenty-five cents? You just bought a wonderful piece of history. Wear it with pride, Colleen!

The Tattered Nest said...

thanks for sharing that poem!I loved it.. It brought back so many memories of my Grandma and the apron she wore everyday! When I think of her that's how I see her, standing at her kitchen sink in her apron.I wish I had one of her aprons...