Jul 22, 2010

Aprons, Pinnies and Nana's love

My husband sent me one of those email forwards we all get from time to time, we don't to much bother with them but this one he said, he thought I might like. It was about aprons. I remember my Nana's apron just about every photo I have left of her, she is wearing one.. I own one apron, it came with a cook book I received from my daughter for Christmas... when ever I wear it, the forth coming comments usually revolve around me "channeling Maggie" I would love another one, maybe one day I will make one. I would love to be remembered by my grand kids and great grand kids for Nana hugs and my pinny.I don't think many of our kids know what an apron is these days.

The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath because she only had a few.
It was also because it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and aprons 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 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 folks 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.Wouldn't 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 that apron but love. Copy right of this article is unknown


The Traveler said...

Awesome post, and I thoroughly agree!

Anonymous said...

Love you "define work" comment on Rhonda's today!! Wish I could have seen his face! ...had to come and see if you had a blog. So glad you do! Then first thing you have an apron story! My Grandma,....and Mother were apron wearers too. Sarah

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Christine said...

I received this email too! I just love it and have been wearing aprons most days since :o)

Trik82 said...

Absolutely wonderful!! I wore an apron for the 1st time in ages on Saturday night. We were having guests for dinner and I was wearing a cream blouse, I could just picture the rusty orange splatter marks all over it! So I donned one of the two aprons we have (both BBQ aprons given to my husband, a Holden one and an Australian Cricket Team one). This has inspired me to make or at least purchase a more feminine apron :0)
Thank you. >1<

Sassy said...

Nice - makes me think of my own grandmother. We custom make aprons on our site, and have seen a recent increase in interest from our customers. I think more folks are remembering aprons worn by family members and realizing it's a great idea! You can see ours at http://www.sassyscrubs.com

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