I read this poem a few days ago, and the memories that came to both of my grandmothers almost brought me to tears. Aprons are now a reminder of a bygone era. But I’m sure all of us women (and guys) of a certain age have had an apron-wearing grandmother. Their main function was to protect your clothes, at that time there were no automatic washing machines, so you were keen to keep your clothes clean for as long as possible. They also served many other purposes, in those days there were no plastic bags either, so apples and other produce were brought from the garden wrapped in an apron. There were usually sweets in the pockets of aprons, or maybe it was just my grandmother. 🙂 The original author of this poem was Tina Trivett, but at some point someone unknown edited the poem. I liked both versions and couldn’t decide which version to use. In the end I decided to use the entire original version, but added a few of my favorite lines from the edited version. I have added (uk) for unknowns under these lines. Most of the photos used in this video I took from Google images, I chose photos of «grandmothers» who were real grandmothers (mostly) and who had a big heart full of love. I’m afraid I don’t know any female names, but if I do, I’ll mention them here. This is the original version by Tina Trivette and this is a link to her blog. The strings were tied, she was freshly laundered and maybe even ironed. For grandma, every day she had to choose one when she got dressed. A simple apron you would never think of; things she used it for, which made it look worn. She may have used it to hold some wild flowers she found. Or to hide the crying face of a child when a stranger appeared nearby. Imagine all the little tears that were wiped away with just that rag. Or he became a potholder for serving chicken broth. She was probably carrying kindling to light the kitchen fire. For holding laundry or for wiping the wire of a clothesline. When she canned all her vegetables, she used it to wipe her forehead. You never know, she might have used it to keep flies away from the cow. She could carry eggs from the chicken coop outside. Whatever job she used it for, she did them all with pride. When Grandma went to heaven, God said that now she could rest. I’m sure the apron she chose was the best one for her Sunday. This is an edited version in which I borrowed lines from «GRANDMA’S APRON». Author: UNKNOWN. GRANDMA’S APRON’S MAIN USE WAS TO PROTECT THE LOWER DRESS, BUT ALSO HE USED THE DRIVE TO REMOVE HOT PANS FROM THE OVEN. IT WAS GREAT FOR DRYING CHILDREN’S TEARS, AND IT WAS EVEN USED ONE TIME TO CLEAN DIRTY EARS. FROM THE CHICKEN COOP, THE APRON IS USED FOR CARRYING EGGS, TENDER CHICKS, AND SOMETIMES HALF-EMBEDED EGGS FOR COOKING IN THE OVEN. When the company started, these aprons were the perfect hiding place for shy kids. AND WHEN THE WEATHER GOT COLD, GRANDMA WRAPED HIS HANDS UP. THESE BIG OLD APRONS, LEANING OVER THE HOT WOOD-BURNING OVEN, wiped their sweaty foreheads. chips and firewood for kindling were brought to the kitchen in this apron. FROM THE GARDEN HE BROUGHT YOU ALL THE VEGETABLES. AFTER THE PEA HAVE BEEN CLEARED, HE HOLDS THE HULLS. IN AUTUMN THE APRON WAS USED TO BRING APPLES FALLING FROM THE TREES. WHEN AN UNEXPECTED COMPANY WENT ON THE ROAD, IT WAS AMAZING HOW MANY FURNITURE YOU CAN CHOOSE AN OLD APRON IN A DAY OF SECONDS. WHEN LUNCH WAS READY, GRANDMA WENT ON THE PORCH, WAVING HER APRON, AND THE MEN KNEW TO COME FROM THE FIELDS FOR LUNCH. IT WILL TAKE A LONG TIME UNTIL SOMEONE PICTURES SOMETHING TO REPLACE THIS «OLD APRON» THAT SERVED SO MUCH VALUABLE PURPOSES. REMEMBER: GRANDMA SET HER HOT APPLE PIE ON THE WINDOWSILL TO COOL. HER GRANDDAUGHTERS HAVE PLACED THEIR ON THE WINDOWSILL TO THAW. NOW THEY WOULD GO CRAZY trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron. I DON’T THINK I NEVER GOT ANYTHING FROM THE APRON — EXCEPT LOVE. .
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