"Grandma's Apron"

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by Raindancer, Dec 29, 2004.

  1. Raindancer

    Raindancer Well-Known Member

    Sep 7, 2004
    "The principle use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath,
    but along with that, it served as a holder 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.

    Remember this...
    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."
    (author unknown)

    Dedicated to Grandma B. who passed tonight. You will be in our hearts always.
  2. Shygal

    Shygal Unreality star Supporter

    May 26, 2003
    New York
    Im sorry for your loss :(
    There is nothing that can replace a Grandma :(

  3. inc

    inc Well-Known Member

    Dec 23, 2004
    i understand
  4. uncle Will in In.

    uncle Will in In. Well-Known Member Supporter

    May 11, 2002
    You discribed my Mother's apron. It done all those things also. She was born in 1894 and passed away in 1975.
    When she had elite company pop in the apron came off and a fresh clean print dress was what they saw. Many of these dresses were made from print feed sacks during WW2.
    The apron had a bib type top like bib overalls, and wrapped around the sides at the waist.
    How I wish she could lean my head back and wipe my face again with her apron.
  5. sancraft

    sancraft Well-Known Member

    Jun 7, 2002
    My DD makes vintage styled aprons. When I put mine on, I feel a connection with my Grandma. I loved your story and I'm sorry for your lose.
  6. newengland

    newengland Active Member

    Dec 21, 2004
    Your apron description was a nice dedication to your grandmother (and describes so many others too). I am sorry for your loss.