Feb 08 2011

Everyone Should Own an Apron

Published by at 10:07 am under entertainment

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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 unless it is a customer service representative work apron provided by a fast food restaurant!

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 would even become a private prayer closet when she used it to cover up her face for an urgent time of prayer in a busy household.

It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that ‘old-time apron’ that served so many purposes.

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  • 3 Responses to “Everyone Should Own an Apron”

    1. Grandma Betty on 08 Feb 2011 at 3:10 pm

      What wonderful post! Thanks for sharing! I do remember aprons and no don’t use them like I used too!
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    2. ann on 08 Feb 2011 at 5:41 pm

      I remember my grandmother and my mother always wearing aprons (as well as all my aunts, and any other adult female when I was growing up) and believe it or not I don’t even own one. I think I may have to make myself one
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    3. Barbara on 08 Feb 2011 at 11:52 pm

      This is so true. I’m in need of a new one. Mine is old,and not homemade. I love the one in the picture.
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