I don't think our kids know what an apron is ….
The principal use of Granny'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 and so much more.
It was wonderful for drying children's tears , and on occasion 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 Granny 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 visitors drove up the drive , it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of minutes.
It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that "old time apron" that served so many purposes.
Granny used to set her baked apple tarts on the window sill to cool, her granddaughters set theirs on the window 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 .
|Here are some of our pupils in their gorgeous aprons|
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and you never know when that apron will come in handy !!!