The Apron

An apron is just a super hero cape worn backward and slightly lower. 

The Story of the Apron

 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 children.
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. 

                                                                    ~Author Unknown


A salute to all those who suit up day after day to serve your families.

Until Next Time,

Be Blessed


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