I often tell Ya'll about my Grandma Minnie.
In fact, it was just a few posts ago in The New Joy of Baking...Bread and Bread Pudding.
I mentioned how Baking Bread reminded me of her Home Sweet Home Kitchen
with the crockery bowl she USED for baking bread and the
Flowerdy Floured Aprons she always wore.
Minnie made her Aprons. They were made to USE.
I USED these Aprons for many years. Minnie Used them before me.
Now they are Treasures in my Apron Collection along with the note and picture
that was in the pocket from my Grandma.
I don't think our kids know what an apron is.
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.
It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that 'old-time apron' that served so many purposes.
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 - but LOVE. (author unknown)
I wear an Apron when I bake bread in my Home Sweet Home Kitchen....just like my Grandma Minnie USE to.
I USE an Apron to gather vegetables from the garden...just like my Grandma Minnie Use to.
I've wiped away tears and cleaned dirty ears with my Apron...just like my Grandma Minnie Use to.
I often USE my Apron to cover my Tshirt and Jeans....something my Grandma Minnie never did...but if she'd of had Tshirt and Jeans....she would have USED her Apron for that, too!
Linking To Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday for The Letter U