Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The History Of Aprons

I don’t think our kids know what an apron is.  The principle use of grandma’s apron was to protect the dress underneath because she only had a few.  It was easier to wash aprons than dresses and they used less material, but along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven.  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.  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 our onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men 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 windowsill to cool.  Her granddaughters set theirs on the windowsill 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 an apron!)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Granny Girls meeting tonight

Come join us at Granny Girls tonight, 7:00 pm at the Vogue.  Jessi will show you how to get started with your tatting (bring a shuttle and crochet thread) and Coleen  will explain her couponing method.  We will have a raffle (tickets are $1) and don't forget something for Show & Crow.  See you there!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

5 Reasons To Come To Granny Girls

1--Learn how to save money with coupons.  Unless you're very wealthy, saving money is always good.
2--The best people in Idaho Falls are there.
3--We raffle off really great prizes and tickets are only $1.
4--Re-runs--there is nothing good on Thursdays anymore.
5--Re-do on the tatting.  Jessie will teach you to tatt if you bring a shuttle and crochet yarn.

See you there!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Extreme Couponing with Coleen Neimann

Are you as excited as I am about the extreme couponing at the next Granny Girl's?  I can't wait to learn more tips and tricks from Coleen Neimann.  And she isn't the only one who is crazy for coupons.  I think this might be one of the most attended meetings-everyone I talk to is interested in saving money with coupons.  If you have been finding great deals or cool tips, please plan on sharing with us newbies. And don't forget the raffle.  Tickets are $1 each and we always have fun prizes.  If this is your first meeting with us it's free or $5 for each class after the first or $20 for a yearly membership.  See you June 9th at 7:00 pm at the Vogue!