Garden Chick - Notes from the Garden

Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Gift of an Apron

                                                                                 This Apron is My Gift to You,
My grandmother said to me.
Woven with truth and Women's Power
It is Your Legacy
I reached across my grandmother's apron
And touched her gnarled hand,
and felt the soul's of all women
who's courage forged this land.
I thanked her softly for my present,
In tears, and filled with pride, 
           I greeted the shadows of aproned women,
     walking by my side.
            Gwen Peterson, excerpted from the Legacy
         in "Leaning into the Wind"

I saw this poem in an article in MaryJanes Farm magazine and immediately thought of my grandmother. I cannot ever remember her without an apron, and after she died I found one at my mother's home.  I asked if I could have it and keep it tucked away in a drawer now.  I brought it out when I did a craft show, and had many comments from women who remembered their grandmothers wearing one.  Aprons are making a come back now, and I think we women should share them with our daughters and grandmothers.

  What a great addition to a bridal gift basket or for a cook.  Add vintage cookbooks, recipe cards, and old cooking tools.  A gift that I am sure would bring back memories.

These vintage aprons are one of many on

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