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History of Aprons

on August 23, 2013

I love this story and reminds me of my childhood days — precious memories.

The History of ‘APRONS’ I don’t think many kids today know what an apron is.  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 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. 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.  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…this brings back so many memories from being a kid and holding onto grandmas apron!

3 responses to “History of Aprons

  1. Lisa Howard says:

    Such lovely memories….I ran across some of my grandma’s aprons recently, while moving my mother in with us. Even though Mom’s memory is fading, those aprons brought to her mind of days long gone on the old farm, and her mother wearing her hand sewn aprons. We sat and reminisced for a good while, that day. I always remember my grandma in her apron…right up until the Lord took her home. Great memories.

    • dkpearce466 says:

      Lisa, I smile when I read this story because of the memories it brings back, when life was simple and we all spent time together around the table or in the kitchen. Still it seems that’s where people gather for a feel of home is in the kitchen around the table. Aprons represent love, peace, comfort and safety for young people because of the one doning the apron. We still wear aprons in our home when we are in the kitchen cooking and sometimes cleaning. Am passing my apron on.

  2. Oh how cool. 🙂 Grandma’s are ahmazing.

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