Monday, November 5, 2012

Making Memories with Grandma's

I was able to pull some very busy Mother's to my home Saturday to make some Memories
I feel like it is important for my family to know a bit of history pertaining to their Grandma's
My Mother and Grandmother were known for their cooking, sence of humor and hard work!
I recieved my Grandma Jordan's silverware that was handed down to my Mother and now handed down to my family.  We used spoons & forks to decorate our books!
Inside the book is the Poem " Grandma's Apron" the orginal one.

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!
by Tina Trivett


  1. What a wonderful family activity! You are so clever!!!
    I have my grandmother's aprons on the wall around the window in my sewing room. I used to have them hung across the top of the window like a valance, but moved to a different room with a smaller window. You never saw her generation without an apron except on Sunday!

  2. I'm so honored that you used my poem in your family books. :)