Friday, August 7, 2009

Grandma’s Apron

I received the following the other day about aprons. I thought you might enjoy reading this.

This will bring back some memories
ApronpatternThe 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.  

REMEMBER: 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.

 Fishing Report
P1060060 We had another good day on the lake yesterday. It seems the lake trout are still active and biting, but perhaps a little slower than earlier in the year. We got our limit again. Darnell had to leave at 1 PM and he took 2 nice trout home with him. He was planning to put them on the charcoal grill last night.

Doug S and I continued to fish and ended up with four very nice trout that weighed a total of over 12 pounds. That’s a little of 3 pounds each. The picture above shows Doug and I with our 4 fish.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Will Rogers once said that the best
way to make a fire with two sticks,
was to make sure one of them was a match.
I say never put gasoline on a fire. Never!

Quote of the Day
Sickness comes on horseback but departs on foot.  ~Dutch Proverb

Joke of the Day

A farmer saw the vet one Saturday, while in town shopping. He asked "What can I give my constipated cat?"

The vet said "oh about a pint of castor oil."

The following Saturday, the vet saw the farmer and asked "How is the calf?".

The farmer said" It wasn't a calf, it was a cat!"

The vet asked "did you give him the whole bottle?

The farmer said "Yep,"

"Well what happened?" "I don't know for sure.

The last time saw him he was going over the hill with six friends; two were digging; two were covering up; and two were scouting for new territory!"

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