[StBernard] boy, does this bring back memories

Westley Annis Westley at da-parish.com
Thu Mar 13 18:29:24 EDT 2008

And good ones....my Grandma S... apron only came off at night and
when she left the farm. So many meals prepared....cookies bakes....oh, to
have just one more of her oatmeal cookies. I have the recipe but they'll
never taste the same....

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
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
Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill to thaw.
They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs was on
that apron. I don't think I ever caught anything from an Apron.

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