Grandma's Apron


| 2/7/2019 9:24:00 AM


GrandaMa's Apron

This amazing piece of cloth was one of the most important tools of the rural homestead. I don’t think most “fast food micro-wave” kids today know what an apron is. They should.

Grandma's apron protected her dress because she didn’t have many clothes. It was perfect for drying children's tears, and for cleaning out dirty ears.

The apron was used for carrying eggs and harvesting the garden. When company came, aprons were ideal hiding places for timid kids. In winter, it was her scarf. Aprons wiped many a perspiring forehead, bent over the hot wood stove. After the peas had been shelled or corn husked, it carried out the hulls.

In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen. When dinner was ready, she waved her apron when it was time to come in from the fields to dinner. It was also a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven.



Grandma’s apron was a symbol of comfort, love, calm, family and that everything would be just fine… tomorrow.





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