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an apron, not just for the 'strings'

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.

''Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool.
Her granddaughters set their's on the window sill to thaw.''

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Is that anything like, "You know that Mickey-D's has apple pies at two for a buck." "Bring me back one honey"

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Great little piece of history

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Reminded me not only of my Mother, who still wears an apron when in the kitchen, but my Grandmothers. Lovely memories Happy

Mom has tried to get me to wear an apron, and has furnished me with several over the years. She finally gave up when she asked where the "cute yellow gingham checked apron" was, and I informed her that the local community theater group had needed one just like it Grin


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A very nice one

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I had a grannie that had a henhouse. She was also a parson's wife...of fine southern heritage....all the things that disappeared over the last couple decades. She had her aprons and wore them well. She made pecan pies with nuts from her own trees. My other grannie was of Czech heritage that came over as endentured servants. She had her aprons and knew how to bake all those good cookies and pasteries with the unpronouncable names...that had poppy seed and apricots and the sweetest dough for her breads. My life is better for knowing them. Thanks

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