Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Cool Gifts for any occasion!

Here is a little history of the Apron.  Enjoy!!

Remember making an apron in Home Economics? Read below:

The History of 'APRONS'
I don't think our kids know what an apron is. The principal use of 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 some times 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 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 Grandma's apron.

Remember: Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pie on the window sill to cool. Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill to thaw. (Boy, if that ain't the truth!!!)

Today people would go crazy trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron!

I don't think that I ever caught anything from an apron -- but LOVE!

 As I was getting ready to prepare dinner and grabbed my apron as not to take a chance and mess up my clean blouse I thought I must pass this idea to my loyal fans. 

I love my aprons (different colors, bib or no bib), I prefer bib aprons though.  They cover me from top to bottom and things can get pretty messy in the kitchen some days. 

  So:  Make a cook happy and buy or better yet make them a great apronLots of my friends sew and my Mom was quite good at it and made me the one I have on in the photo below.  They'll remember your gift for a very long time!

I have on the apron my Mom made for me twenty or so years ago..

I love it but I love APRONS!!!

This a small selection of aprons.  You can check TJ Maxx and Marshalls and Tuesday Morning for others.  Also Kitchen stores have them.

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