Thursday, January 15, 2009

24 hours until departure.'s snowing again! This has been the worst trip planning ever. Not only will we be leaving in bitter cold with bad stuff on the ground, but we'll be travelling through Washington DC on the weekend before the inauguration. What were we thinking? We weren't thinking.
A new friend of mine who has a terrific blog at sent me the following. It reflects my sentiments exactly and describes why I started Aprons Gone Wild in the first place.

The History of APRONS
Author Unknown
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 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 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.
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.
They 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......
But Love !!

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1 comment:

  1. Good Morning Joanne ~
    I do love that little essay...its speaks of what we grew up with. I have two very worn thin aprons from my MoM that I treasure. They come out at Thanksgiving and Easter the two Holidays I have here at the Cabin. I also have a few aprons of my own and I have purchased some for my
    granddaughters which they just love. Thanks for posting and you have beautiful creations ~~
    Hope your motor trip is progressing nicely,will look for your next posting...once you get settled in the warmer climate.
    Warm Hugs ~ Connie xox


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