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.

  Send this to those who would know, and love the story about Grandma’s aprons.


  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!

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About Momma

Now 85-years-old on February 22 and I'm still on the right side of the grass. Mother of two sons and one daughter (Bloggers SEB and Cindyisms are two of them). I'm Grandmother of three. I have lived with my middle son for almost a year now and he hasn't kicked me out yet. I stay active with household chores and feeding my zoo. (2 cats, 1 dog, and 1 bird.) Retired after 29 years+ at Michigan Bell Telephone and ten+ years with The Oakland Press. I was active with the telephone company union and a Dale Carnegie graduate. I work at crocheting, knitting, making ornaments, and other projects. I do a little canning. I trained with the Michigan Bell Clown troupe and then I was a clown doing parades, parties, and picnics for about 15 years. My other passions are music from the 50s through the 80s, reading, birds, flowers, my pets, big cats, and of course blogging!

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