This Apron is My Gift to You,
Woven with truth and Women’s Power
It is Your Legacy
I reached across my grandmother’s apron
And touched her gnarled hand,
and felt the soul’s of all women
who’s courage forged this land.
I thanked her softly for my present,
In tears, and filled with pride,
I greeted the shadows of aproned women,
walking by my side.
Gwen Peterson, excerpted from the Legacy
in “Leaning into the Wind”
I saw this poem in an article in MaryJanes Farm magazine and immediately thought of my grandmother. I cannot ever remember her without an apron, and after she died I found one at my mother’s home. I asked if I could have it and keep it tucked away in a drawer now. I brought it out when I did a craft show, and had many comments from women who remembered their grandmothers wearing one. Aprons are making a come back now, and I think we women should share them with our daughters and granddaughters.
What a great addition to a bridal gift basket or for a cook. Add vintage cookbooks, recipe cards, and old cooking tools. A gift that I am sure would bring back memories.