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Offline Clive

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The History of 'APRONS'
« on: May 22, 2020, 09:26 »
I don't think most kids today know what an apron is. The principle use
of Mom's or 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, she 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, she 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.

Send this to those who would know (and love) the story about aprons.

REMEMBER:

Mom's and Grandma's used to set 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
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Re: The History of 'APRONS'
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2020, 10:02 »
Aww...   ;D
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Re: The History of 'APRONS'
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2020, 15:46 »
 :vomit:
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Re: The History of 'APRONS'
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2020, 19:47 »
 :pmsl:
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Re: The History of 'APRONS'
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2020, 00:49 »
That has got me thinking. My maternal Grandmother has been dead for the best part of forty years but, thinking back, she always wore an apron!   :)

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Re: The History of 'APRONS'
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2020, 11:06 »
That has got me thinking. My maternal Grandmother has been dead for the best part of forty years but, thinking back, she always wore an apron!   :)

Yes it seemed to be part of the "uniform" back in the 60's and 70's.

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Re: The History of 'APRONS'
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2020, 12:37 »
Mrs Clive still wears one when she does cooking.  But worse she sometime puts one on me when I'm cooking!    :cussing:  There are no photos available!! 
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Re: The History of 'APRONS'
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2020, 17:01 »
Are you tied, tied ,tied to her apron strings?  8-)
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Re: The History of 'APRONS'
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2020, 21:43 »
Handcuffed is more accurate.   ;D
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