Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Grandma's Apron. . .

worn to protect the dress underneath because she only had a few . . .

served as a pot holder for removing hot pans from the oven. . .




was wonderful for drying children's tears. . .





was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven . . .







wiped many a perspiring brow bent over the hot wood stove . . .









carried all sorts of vegetables from the garden and apples fallen from the old gnarled apple

tree. . .












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 fields for dinner . . .













Yes, that old time apron served many purposes. . .















but mostly for me, it was a symbol of love and devotion. . .May you have a blessed and happy day, dear friends, as we reflect upon our past and the cherished traditions we all hold so dear!!















8 comments:

Shirley said...

My mom had her favorite aprons and they were the cobbler aprons. They were what she wore.. I did give them to charity when she passed and was so sorry I did. Big SIGH....

Elyse said...

very sweet post, vicki!

xo
elyse

T's Daily Treasures said...

What a lovely post Vicki. I don't remember anyone in my family ever wearing an apron but my, how it served so many purposes for those who did. Have a beautiful day. Tammy

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello,

I do have several aprons, wear them all the time for cooking and crafting.


~ Gabriela ~

Ana said...

I have always loved aprons. I own a few...my favorite is one my mom hand painted for me. What a sweet post...I enjoyed it very much. Hope you are doing well my dear friend. Sending tons of hugs.

Much love,
♥Ana

Pom Pom said...

I've been meaning to make a security apron (like Linus's blanket) for a while now. I love your apron images.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello Sweet Vicki!

Hope you had a wonderful Easter! Ah, yes, the apron. I remember my grandma always wearing one, and my mom wore them on holidays when she cooked. What a sweet post! Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day dear friend! Please come by for a visit when you can. Miss you!

Hugs,
Debbie

Paula said...

Hello sweet Vicki! I enjoyed this post so much! The old photos and your sweet words were both beautiful! I love to wear and make aprons and collect vintage ones too! I hope you have a beautiful weekend dear friend! Love, Paula