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HAY MAKER

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Subject: Fw: Grandma's Apron


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> > > > This is precious. (I don't think kids know what an apron IS ...) The
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> > > > principle use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress
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> > > > underneath, but along with that, it served as a holder for removing
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> > > > hot pans from the oven. It was wonderful for drying children's
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> > > > tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.
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> > > > >From the chicken-coop the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy
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> > > > chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the
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> > > > warming oven. When company came those aprons were ideal hiding
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> > > > places for shy kids. And when the weather was cold, grandma wrapped
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> > > > it around her arms. Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring
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> > > > brow, bent over the hot wood cook stove.
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> > > > Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.
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> > > > >From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas
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> > > > been shelled it carried out the hulls. In the fall the apron was
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> > > > used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees. When
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> > > > unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much
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> > > > furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds. When
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> > > > dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her
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> > > > apron, and the men knew it was time to come in from the fields to
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> > > > dinner. It will be a long time before someone invents something that
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> > > > will replace that "old-time apron" that served so many purposes.
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> > > > Send this to those who would know, and love the story about
Grandma's
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> > > > aprons.
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> > > > REMEMBER THIS! "Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the
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> > > > window sill to cool. Her granddaughter's set theirs on the window
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> > > > to thaw."
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ranchwife

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simply beautiful....my gramma wore an apron all the time on the farm in north dakota....only saw her without it when the evening was over and bedtime was coming...thanks for the memories!!!
 

katrina

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Good one Haymaker. I'm going to send this to my mom...My grandmothers was white with real small flowers on it. I can never remember her without it on...
 

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