Image via WikipediaI received this in an email, and it did not include the original author, but I felt it was certainly worthy of sharing.
The History of Aprons
" 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. 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 in the kitchen in that apron. From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After 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 rd., 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 folk 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. 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 today trying to figure out how many germs were on the apron. I don't think I ever caught anything from an apron -but love." Author Unknown.
This post just spoke to my heart, of the simpler, meaningful times in life. The ones so few of us in today's society take the time to treasure and enjoy. The love of families that stayed together through thick and thin. They set loving examples for generations to come. I love when the girls and I cook together with our aprons on, and at times they even wear their "chef" hats. :-) Creating sweet, loving memories, that I know, I will always treasure. I thank God every day that he has blessed my family and my husband with a job that allows me to stay at home and raise and care for our children. I feel it is such an important job.
I'd like to also share a book today that is one of my girl's favorites. It's called Mud Pie Annie, God's Recipe for Doing Your Best, by Sue Buchanan.
It's a delightful story about a little girl using her imagination and creativity from the simple things around her. It includes several recipes in the back, one of which I have included below.
No Bake fudge Cookies
2 C. sugar
1/2 C. milk
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 cup cocoa
1/4 cup margarine
1 tsp vanilla
Mix in saucepan and cook until it boils. Boil 1-3 mins.
Remove from heat and add:
1/2 C. peanut butter
3 C. Quaker instant oats
Drop by teaspoon fulls on wax paper
Let cool and Enjoy!
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