Monday, March 1, 2010

Grandma's Apron

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.

I miss you Grandma...


  1. Aww, what a sweet post. I am a huge fan of aprons and wear one to do my own chores around the house.

    Enjoying reading your blog! ☺

  2. What a wonderful tribute to your very 'special Grandma.' This Ozarks farm chick has never been a fan of aprons. I just change my clothes but oh, the memories ya'll stirred up. My Granny always had her apron on...with pockets. She always had the best surprises in those pockest! I'm so glad I popped over.

    God bless ya'll from the hills and hollers of the Missouri Ponderosa!!!

  3. Beautiful poem! I have never heard that version so I am guessing that you penned it yourself! I love aprons. I don't wear one everyday but I wear them a lot. I feel so domestic when I have one on. Very feminine too!! I really like to wear one in the summer when the garden goodies are in!!

  4. Rebecca the author was Tina Trivett. I wear aprons when in the kitchen because I am notoriously messy. I have many stained shirts to prove it. I do not wear one outside. My grandmother wore one all the time as most women did back then.


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