We don’t see many aprons used around the house anymore. You see them worn in restaurants by chefs and line-cooks, but the reality is, aprons are becoming a thing of the past in most American homes. In fact, in our house, we don’t even own an apron.
Like most of us who are adults now, our mother and our grandmother wore aprons. An apron had a-thousand-and-one uses. It was primarily used to protect clothing from spatters and spills, but it could also be used as a pot holder or a towel for wet hands. It was used to dry tears and wipe tables clean. It’s a reminder of a time when life was simpler and things were much less complicated than they are today.
Do you know the story behind the apron? For most people, it’s an innocuous piece of clothing they use everyday, in the kitchen or at work. For some, it’s a kink, or at least part of it.
However, the apron used to be more important, more important than you could imagine.
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 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.