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A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Thursday 29 March 2012

Apron Love

Hello everyone~ Do you like aprons? Do you use an apron? I do  and believe it or not, my hubby likes me in an apron. Not sure why! lol!

I wanted to share my new apron which I received from a friend.

She knows my love for birdhouses and this apron has Spring written all over it! It is a bright robin egg blue; one of my favourite colours! Covered in birdhouses and Spring flowers, it is so fun to wear.

You may have read this poem before but my uncle had sent me this tidbit quite a while ago and I thought I would share it today along with my new apron...

NOTE: This poem Grandma's Apron is often listed as 'Author Unknown' but the original version was written by Tina Trivett in memory of her grandmother.
This is the original poem should you wish to check it out -

Grandma's Apron ....wrapped so sweetly around our hearts.

*The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath. Because she only had a few, it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and they 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, 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 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. 

This picture really brings back memories of my own grandmother! She was such a busy lady, cooking, cleaning, and helping my grandfather run the farm. Her pantry always had jars filled with her home made cookies. The only time I remember her not wearing an apron was when she went to church or to town!
Grandma used to set her hot 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 never caught anything from an apron....But Love. {Author Unknowwn}

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi