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The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath, because she only had a few, it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and they 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 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 folk knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.

Grandma used her apron to grab her hot bakedpies from the oven and set themon the window sill to cool.

The 'experts'would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that raggedy old apron……I don't think I ever caught anything fromthat apron.

It will be a long, longtime before someone invents something that will replace that 'old-time apron' that served so many purposes.


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Oh, the many days I spent in the kitchen with Grandma during canning season. Remember her aprons very well.

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Yep grandma Rose always had her apron on in the kitchen . Sure do miss that sight

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She always had a clean one on the top of the pile in the drawer so when company came she could change into a decent one quickly.

My wife has an apron she uses now and then in the kitchen when fixing something that gets a bit messy.

I think one reason the Apron has fallen by the wayside is that the cooking has changed so much, there is a lot less work to it than there used to be. There just isn't as much mess as there used to be either.


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