Thursday, February 19, 2009


Here are some fun apron images and some interesting facts about aprons. It sure brings back memories of grandmother always wore one in the kitchen. People just don't use them anymore like the 'ol days...and kids these days don't know what aprons are!
The principal use of grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath, because she only had a few, it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and they 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.
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 somthing that will replace that 'old-time apron' that served so many purposes.
They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron!!!

1 comment:

Carla said...

Beth, I LOVE the apron story and pics!!! Oh I so remember my grandma and her aprons! She hardly ever went without one!! Love your ATC cards too!