Monday, March 19, 2012

History of The Apron

                                     Remember making a apron in Home Ec?           
                                                               25 Cents


                                                           Notice that a "Medium"  is a size 14 - 16

Look at the hair styles.

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.
  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 comes, 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. 
When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.
In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.
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
When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.
   It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that 'old-time apron' that served so many purposes.


Grandma used to set her hot baked apple 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.


  1. Oh Steph...I love this!

    You know how I love my aprons and when it has a story...that's even better.

    Have a lovely evening with Eddie Boy!

    Janet xox

    PS...hug those grandbabies for me

  2. Such a wonderful post. It brought back lots of happy memories. I can still see my grandmother wearing her aprons.
    Thank you for coming by my site and leaving a comment.
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  3. I know this is a repost but I loved it!

  4. Eeeewww...your right, LOTS of germs! cute post. I stubbled across your blog this afternoon and I see we have the love of lady bugs in common. I love your blog and am your newest follower. Have a great day!


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