I actually have two aprons - one that hangs in the kitchen and is never
worn, and one that is a "Grandmother's" apron that I gave to my Grandma one
year. It has little bears on it, and each of her Grandchildren's names
printed on one of the bears. It only had 11 bears, and my Grandmother had
12 grandchildren. So one of my friends who is a graphic artist painted
another bear on the apron for me. I got the apron back after my Grandmother

I remember that Grandmother wearing aprons occasionally, but not all of the
time. The person I remember the most was my Great-Grandmother. She died in
1977. This seems just like her!

All about 'APRONS'

I don't think our kids know what an apron is. Rachel Ray and Giada De
Laurentiis are never seen in aprons!

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, 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

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 menfolks knew it was time to come in from the fields to


Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool.
Her granddaughters (and even great-granddaughters) set theirs on the window
sill to thaw.

These days, folks would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs
were on that apron..

*I don't think I ever caught anything from an apron.*

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