Grandma's Apron

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  1. ldw45

    ldw45 Member

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    And not just Grandma's but Mother's - at least mine - wore an apron most
    of the time. And I also recall her 'home made' - 'hand made'? - sun
    bonnets. Long time ago, no?
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    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, 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.


    Send this to those who would know, and love the story about Grandma's
    aprons.

    REMEMBER:

    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!
     
  2. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    Yep. I remember those days. Grandma baking those coffee cakes and those "to die for" cinnamon rolls. UM UM Good. She always had her apron on. Back in those days her work was in the kitchen and that was where she spent most of her time. Baking and canning. It was awesome to go to my grandparents house and smell the wonderful aromas of her baking homemade bread and all sorts of stuff. Grandmas are awesome!!:big_smile::big_smile:
     

  3. Catpaw

    Catpaw Well-Known Member

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    I remember both my Grandma's wearing apron's and my mom and all my aunt's still do to this day ..But i really think that most people who know how to cook weather it be in the kitchen or on the BBQ still do, :big_smile:..It's part of a family tradtion at least here it is.
     
  4. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    You are absolutely fabulous.I love to read your posts.Yes I do remember my Grand mother and my Grand Father wearing Aprons. Grand dad was always one to help bar-B-Q. I remember my Mama using it to make homemade hot Rolls,Bread,and seversl kinds of pies. Those were the Good Ole Days that I miss very much. Thank you so much for taking me down memory lane.:0a31:

    Sister Pat:big_smile:
     
  5. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for sharing memories of the good old days. I remember them well.
     
  6. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    Them are some good memmories I always thought my grandma made the best chicken and dumplings in the world she would kill a chicken and pluck its feathers and cook the chicken in a skillet and made yellow dumplings with the chicken it was some of the best food I ever ate.
     
  7. zeboman

    zeboman New Member

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    Great post Dean,it brought back many memories for me.