Everyone has an Apron Story

Every apron has a story to share, a tale to tell. Aprons are a part of the fabric of our lives and the story-threads that woven together there need to be shared. This is one reason I wanted to share this series with you this month. It’s more than wearing an apron, more than choosing just the right apron. It’s about the memories that flood back when seeing an apron, remembrances of your own childhood or the days when your little one tugged on your apron, seeing clearly that mother who loved and cared for you from behind her apron.

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What story does your apron tell? You don’t wear an apron? I’m sure you still have an apron story of some type. A grandmother washing dishes in the kitchen? A neighbor baking cookies? The church ladies serving at the Holiday Bazaar? Maybe it’s your favorite television show with that better-than-life mother none of us real life mothers can quite measure up to.

Aprons seem to invite story telling – sometimes fond, sweet memories; sometimes funny, knee-slapping stories; always stories worth telling and re-telling. While doing a bit of research for this Aprons – 31 Days series I happened upon many sites sharing apron memories and stories. People like Gretchen Louise who shares my love of aprons – she highlighted stories she in her own apron series {click HERE for all her posts on aprons.}

My own apron stories include holiday dinners in my grandmothers’ kitchens and working the garden with my children and baking with my grandchildren. They include wiping tears and soothing skinned knees, playing hide and seek, as well as that time I wore mine to town! Did you know there are places online where we can share our own apron stories? Places like Apron Memories and An Apron Story.

I’ll be sharing more of my own apron stories throughout the rest of this month but I’d love to hear yours! Share your Apron Story with us in the comments or on my Facebook page. Better yet, share with your children and your spouse. Share with your parent/grandparent while they are still here. Write them down so future generations will be able to enjoy and learn from them, adding their own Apron Story threads to the fabric of their lives.

This is the thirteenth post in my Aprons – a 31 Day Series. You’ll find them all listed by clicking on the image below. You’ll find hundreds of series written by some amazing bloggers at Write31Days.com. I’ve pinned, bookmarked and subscribed to several so I can follow along. You just might be inspired, encouraged, and make some new friends along the way – come join us!

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  1. I have tried a few aprons and can not find one I like; that’s cute enough I don’t mind wearing, that really covers me, and that washes well. I had one I loved but the fabric was so stiff it hurt my neck so I washed it a few times to soften it up and when it came out of the wash it was a wrinkled mess. I honestly can’t remember my grandmother, memere, or even my own mother wearing one but I really want one. I often ruin some of my favorite clothes with oil or spaghetti sauce stains.

    • Don’t give up the search! Finding one that “fits” you is key. There are some styles and some fabrics that just are not comfortable for me even though I want them to be! I have a couple that just don’t cover, so no matter how much I like them, they just don’t do the job. I, too, ruin clothing. That’s why it’s important for me to wear mine! Vintage shops and second hand stores often have a hook or rack with aprons that have already been used and loved, those are the most comfortable.


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