This should bring back some memories! And maybe some of us stillwear aprons.

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  1. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Folks, I can relate to every item listed below. Only it applied to my mother's apron for I never had a grandmother. My wife never used an apron like my mom.

    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 autumn, 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.

    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.
     
  2. three_rivers

    three_rivers New Member

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    Great post as always dayton!
     

  3. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

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    Yes it did bring back some good memories, thanks Dayton. I cannot remember a time when my Grandmother didnt have a apron on.
     
  4. FS Driver

    FS Driver New Member

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    i was fortunate enough to see my grandmother do pretty near all
    those things with her apron .
    from memories of my late mother i can recall little less uses of the apron from her as i guess we were a bit more modern or more city-fied LOL.
    i think my wife puts one on when bakeing thats about it.

    i heard a brother in law of mine was caght with one on and nothing else
    in the kitchen by his wife:confused2: :angry: :crazy:
    never quite shook that image of him after that,
    and at get togethers i made sure to ask who made what so i didnt eat
    anything from his makeing:big_smile: .
     
  5. jeremiad

    jeremiad Well-Known Member

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    I'm not so concerned about losing the aprons as I am about the ladies of quality that used to wear them! :embarassed:
     
  6. oldprowler

    oldprowler New Member

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    Joel, Great observation. IMHO truer words were never spoken.

    Dayton: Thanks for the memories, that really brought some good ones back.
     
  7. Doyle

    Doyle New Member

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    Thanks Dayton for another great post. My wife has those same kind of aprons, she says she gets them at the dollar general store. :smile2:
     
  8. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    Yes Grandmas apron was utilitarian. It was usually covered with some kind of posies too! I where mine when ever I cook, of course it doesn't have flowers on it.:lol: lol
     
  9. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    Oh How true this post is.All my older generation family had aprons they they wore.My mother,my grandmothers,and all my aunts.Memories I have a ton of em.Thank you sir.---------------------------------pk powell:big_smile:
     
  10. Dano

    Dano New Member

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    olefin, good post about Aprons. Very true.
    One of the handiest things around the house.
    Dont see much of the old style days anymore.
     
  11. maverick43812

    maverick43812 New Member

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    great post man i may not be the oldest member here but i remember those days just the same
     
  12. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    That brought back a lot of memories.

    Only, grandma didn't set her pies in the window sill to cool, she told me she tried that once, only to have it be swiped by some animal.
    some animal turned out to be my mom
     
  13. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Good one Tony!

    I remember watching the backyard for mom to wave her apron that it was dinner time (called lunch now). I would start watching for her at about 10 AM for I was always starved.
     
  14. rebelzgrl76

    rebelzgrl76 New Member

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    Aww Dayton, now that was an adorable post. Its heart warming to think of that apron..I know.

    :embarassed: So... I let mine thaw too..:lol:
     
  15. rebelzgrl76

    rebelzgrl76 New Member

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    I call lunch ,dinner. rarely do I ever call it lunch?

    Good one too, you manage to get anything done in the time watching for your Mom?? :)
     
  16. Phil Washburn

    Phil Washburn New Member

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    dinner is served at noon...supper is the evening meal
     
  17. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    When cultivating, sometimes I would plow up the cotton from too much watching the house and not watching where the tractor was going.
     
  18. cat tamer

    cat tamer New Member

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    thanks dayton for a trip back in time.
     
  19. three_rivers

    three_rivers New Member

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    Dayton, i can remember back when i was just a pup and plowing potatoes up out of the field, all the while smelling the cooking from my grandmothers kitchen. She come out and tell us it was ready from the back door. I don't think i've had a meal like that since my grandmothers passed... I sure miss those days...........

    She did teach me how to make fluffy yeast rolls that i adore so much.. Nothing like a thin spread of pure butter and a little honey to make them sooooooooooo good!
     
  20. BullDaddy

    BullDaddy New Member

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    I remeber those old aprons. My grandmother and all of my great aunts wore them (some still do). I remember Mamaw geting eggs, milking the cow, and churning butter in that old apron. No matter what she was doing, I don't remember that apron EVER getting dirty!:lol: I would of had to take three showers if I did have of the stuff she did. She tried to teach my wife how to make them cathead biscuits that we ate with every meal, but you know what they say, "It ain't like grandma used to make".:tounge_out: