Saturday, February 2, 2013

KEEP LIFE SIMPLE - DEDICATED TO MY MUM'S APRON !

Some light but 'Beautiful & Valuable' reading for today!
My sister sent me this & I couldn't help but share it with you !
 
Even if you don't remember this in your past, it is worth reading & taking in the simplicity of the love of a wife, mother or grandmother back in the days.  It was not bound up by rush & bussle, technology, reading into things too deeply, analyzing everything & everyone, questions with so many answers, confusion all around ...
NO ... It was bound with time for everything & everyone, no or little technology, having faith more than knowledge, trusting your instincts instead of reading what to do, and giving God given advice instead of worrying about questions & answers of confusion.
I don't know about you but I prefer those days - yes we have alot to be grateful for now, but have we gone too far - are we relying on technology too much & not on God & the heart & soul He gave us to use & trust Him for!

You Never know - maybe that's why I am so In Love with my Heritage so much - the Europeons in some parts like England, France & Italy still live this way - & it works for them still ...
 
Bring back 'Simplicity' I Say !!!
Not because it's Simple, but because it's Right !
 
Read On & You Just might agree with me !
 
The Apron
Love it!!
(Notice that a "Medium" is a size 14 - 16)

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Remember making an apron in Home Economics? Read below:

The History of 'APRONS'
 

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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 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 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. Send this to those who would know (and love) the story about Grandma's aprons. 
    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.  
BOY if that ain't the truth !!!!!!!!!!!!
They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron. I don't think I ever caught anything from an apron -
but love...
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1 comment:

  1. sweet story...Happy Valentines!
    xo,
    Gail
    CasualLovesElegance

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