Mary Edith Robins and Mae and David Brown are three of our
best Friends. Mary Edith sent along 'Grandma's Apron', and Mae Brown's Family
Kitchen is an image made by her husband David Brown, of Mae's Family's Kitchen
at her families homestead in Virginia.
Thank-You, Mary Edith, David and Mae for sharing your musings!
Have a Fun and Sunny
Love & Peace,
Sandy & Chris
Grandma's Apron ~
I don't think our
kids know what an apron is.
The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress
underneath, 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
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 hotwood 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 herapron, and the
men knew it was time to come in from the fields todinner.
It will be a long
time before someone invents something that will
replace that "old-time apron" that served so many purposes.
Mae Brown's Family Kitchen