I do not think our kids know what an apron is.
The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect her dress, because she only had a few.
But also because it was easier to wash an apron instead of a dress.
They also used the apron and potholders to remove the pan from the stove or in the oven ..
It also served to wipe the tears and dirty nose of the children ..
And when they went to get the eggs from the chicken coop the apron was also very convenient to carry the eggs.
When her children were shy if visitors came by they could shelter under her apron.
And if it was cold she could screw her arms there and warm up.
It was also very suitable to wipe many sweat, when they stood bent over the stove for cooking.
Wood for the stove was also brought into the apron.
From the garden it wore all kinds of vegetables inside.
And if the peas were shelled, the differences where in the apron.
In the fall the apron was used to hold the picked apples that lay under the trees.
When grandma saw unexpectedly visitors coming, you be amazed of how much furniture that old apron could dust, in a few seconds.
When the food was ready, she went out and waved her apron, then everyone knew that it was time for diner.
It will be a long time before someone invented something that can be used for so many purposes, such as the apron!
Remember !! In this time, we would be mad to know how many bacteria there were in that apron However, I never get sick of it ...... ..or it must be ......