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June Pelo
08-01-06, 18:19

This is precious. I don't think the kids today know what an apron IS.

The principle use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath, but along with that, it served as a holder 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.

REMEMBER THIS! 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.

June :)

Karen Norwillo
08-01-06, 20:43
Not too many times that I can remember seeing both my Grandmas without their apron. I still have a fancy Christmas one in the drawer, can't recall when it was last worn.

08-01-06, 21:02
We may get in trouble with the nsa. notice how often the word apron is used?
That's a portion of an airfield that fronts an airplane hangar.
I think we'll all have to testify against June so that we can get lighter sentences. Hmm, maybe that means we can smoke in jail?

oh oh run everybody :D


June Pelo
08-01-06, 22:52
Yes, Chuck, I know about aprons in front of hangars - had quite an experience on one in Italy a number of years ago -- but that's another story.:eek: