Saturday, February 7, 2009


Happy WARM Saturday to you all! Can you believe it's supposed to be in the 40's today? It's a good day to get out and stroll the streets of Holly.
My sister-in-law Cyndy sent me this little story of the apron and I wanted to share with you. I thought it was adorable and I remember how important my own Grandma's apron was to her:
I don't think our kids know what an apron is.
The principle 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 autumn, 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 paddocks 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.
Hope you enjoyed this little story as much as I did, and I hope you had the priviledge of remembering Grandma's apron.
By the way, we have added a beginner's tole painting class to our "Cabin Fever Classes" for next week. You will paint a clay pot for your garden and all supplies are included.
Don't forget that our Valentine goodies are all on sale!
Come on in...

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