"You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you.
You have to go to them sometimes."
Winnie the Pooh

Sunday, October 31, 2010

The History of Aprons

A friend of mine sent this to me
and I thought that I would share it with you.

The History of Aprons

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.
This is my Grandma and Grandpa, on my Mom's side.
Francis & Tom
My Grandma was only 16 years old
when she married 28 year old Tom.

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.

Basket of Assorted Apples on Grass photo
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 folks 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.

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.

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 that apron
-but love...
I have many wonderful and sweet
memories of my Grandma
cooking in one of her aprons.

When I was around seven,
she made me a little
blue and white apron
of my very own!
I was thrilled and wore it often.

Sweet, Sweet Memories...

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Friday Pretties...Food, Shop, Walk!!!

Last Saturday was the first Saturday
in a longggggg
time that I didn't have
anything that I HAD to do.

So, it was filled with all of my favorites...


This is a little breakfast/ lunch place
that we love called,
The East Egg

Two of my favorite guys!!!

BLT & Tots

Three of the lovely young ladies
that work there.


Isn't it cute?!?

And, tastes good too!


I stopped at
Centre Street Market
for some fall


Then, to top off a wonderful day,
Jer, Junie and I went for a walk.

Neither Jer or June were very
patient with my picture taking.
They were ready to go!

It was a simple & wonderful,
stress-free, easy day.

I hope that you all have a wonderful Friday
with Lots and Lots of Pretties.
Don't miss the blogs on my
Friday Pretties Linky.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

What kind of a day will it be...

(Sherrie & Me)

I didn't know if today
was going to be
a really good day,
or a really, really bad day.

One scan-
One MRI-
One Doctor-

Well, it is not just a
really good day-
It is a Really, Really Great day,

One Scan-
One MRI-
One Doctor-


My sister is Clear!!!

(My Mom, Sherrie's daughter, & Sherrie)

Read my sisters story

Check out her Beautiful and Inspiring blog
A Ruffled Nest

"There is a time to weep but also a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance."
Ecclesiastes 3:4

Praising God for His Mercy & Goodness!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

"To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose
Under Heaven."
Ecclesiastes 3:1

Take time to enjoy every season!
Align Center

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Friday Pretties...

If I find in myself a desire which
no experience in this world
can satisfy,
the most probable explanation
is that I was made for
another world.

-C.S. Lewis

This earth is so beautiful.
But, in all of it's beauty,
it is only a shadow of Heaven.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fridays Are Especially Pretty In The Fall!


I fight and fight the end of summer,
but not even I can deny the beauty of fall!

Enjoy every minute,
of every day,
even the hard days.

Because, everyday is a gift and
an incredible blessing!

Have a wonderful and
fun-filled weekend!!!

Love, Joyce

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