I received this in an email today and it evoked so many wonderful memories on this day that we celebrate "LOVE". I hope it brings back great memories for all of you too.
The History of Aprons
I don't think our kids know what an apron is. 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
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 to ward off the chill.
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 sturdy 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, rang the old triangle and the men folk 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.
Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool. Her granddaughters
(NOT ME) set their pies on the window sill to thaw.
Folks would go crazy these days trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron :) I don't think I ever caught anything from that apron......but love XO
Happy Valentines Day!
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