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Grandma's Apron

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Poppikok Fri 23-Aug-13 18:39:32

I wasn't sure which thread to put this on,but I just felt like sharing it,so here goes

Grandma's Apron
by Tina Trivett

The strings were tied, It was freshly washed, and maybe even pressed.
For Grandma, it was everyday to choose one when she dressed.
The simple apron that it was, you would never think about;
the things she used it for, that made it look worn out.

She may have used it to hold, some wildflowers that she'd found.
Or to hide a crying child's face, when a stranger came around.
Imagine all the little tears that were wiped with just that cloth.
Or it became a potholder to serve some chicken broth.

She probably carried kindling to stoke the kitchen fire.
To hold a load of laundry, or to wipe the clothesline wire.
When canning all her vegetables, it was used to wipe her brow.
You never know, she might have used it to shoo flies from the cow.

She might have carried eggs in from the chicken coop outside.
Whatever chore she used it for, she did them all with pride.
When Grandma went to heaven, God said she now could rest.
I'm sure the apron that she chose, was her Sunday best.

shysal Fri 23-Aug-13 20:39:50

I like it poppikok. I did not know my grandmothers, but my unpleasant mother always wore a pinny, and insisted that I did when I lived at home. However, my contrary nature caused me to rebel when I left, so I never wear one (the same applies to the liberty bodice!). For dirty jobs I just wear my older clothes.
Lovely poem, I am sad that my memories don't match up to it.

glammanana Fri 23-Aug-13 22:10:30

What a lovely poem which describes my Grandma to a T,she had endless in that pinny/apron and it was always spotlessly clean and smelling of lavendar,she had endless in the pockets and always found a barley sugar or a piece of cinder toffee wrapped up in the pocket.Nanna's pinnies where always flowery or paisley patterned and on Sunday she wore a blue & white one with a frill around the tie belt.