Grandma's Apron - Anchored In Him


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, even

used for cleaning out their 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, Grandma's apron was

 an ideal hiding place for shy children and when the weather was cold, Grandma

wrapped it around her arms to keep herself warm. That big old apron 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, it 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 apron could dust in a matter of seconds.

When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch and waved her

 apron and the men knew it was time to come in from the fields for dinner. It will

be a long time before anyone invents something that will replace Grandma's

apron, in fact, probably nothing ever will.

Amazing how Grandma's apron done more than we realize, Grandmothers are special in everyones eyes ! ! ! !

Precious Memories
Skeeter Davis
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