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Monday, August 09, 2010

Queen for a Day, Memories of Mom

red apronIsn't this apron adorable? I wasn't looking for one when this jumped out at me shopping one day. Loved the pattern and style, looks old timey to me.

Starring at it there in the store I realized why I liked it so much; it reminded me of Mom. Not even because she always wore aprons, cause she didn't. Or at least not in later years. I do remember when I was a young kid she wore them more. I think all ladies did back then in the kitchen. Both she and Grandma did.

The memory that came to mind was a New Years Day long ago. It was always our family tradition to put away the Christmas decorations, take down the tree etc on New Years Day while the pork and kraut was cooking. One particular New Years Mom and Dad were acting foolish, playing around. Mom must have said something about doing all the work (that part of the memory is a little fuzzy, I was really young). Anyway next thing I know Dad's put Mom's apron on and is vacuuming and dusting and telling her to sit down and be "Queen for The Day". It got to be funny with them goofing around off and on all day as we preceeded to get the un-decorating done.

I don't routinely wear an apron, though I always do when making homemade noodles cause flour is everywhere. I always wear one when making tons of egg casseroles for Christmas gifts. Both of these projects require spending the entire day....really the entire day in the kitchen with rather large messes as I'm working fast and furious. So the apron will get put to good use. I sometimes need a second apron on these occasions when my daughter is in from out of town to help. So Mom, this cute red apron is hanging on the hook in the stairway by the kitchen ready and waiting. Even when not wearing it reminds me of you and the wonderful love you and Daddy had. This is my Q memory.

Miss you.

My alphabetical Memories:

Other Memories:
A=Advice, Afghan, Apples
B=Bread, and Bernie
C=Camping, Creativity and Courage
D=Dancing and Delaware Dam
E=Energy and Etiquette
F=Friday
G=Gown (wedding gown), grape pop
H=Hammocks and Holidays
I=Ice Skating and Isaly's
J=JACKS, Mother and Daughter, childhood games
K=Kindess, something we're taught
L=Love Story
M=Memories, One Year Ago Today (Making Do and Mohican)
N=Noodles Over Niagara
O=Ouija Board Memories
W=Wow Mom, The Wisteria

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12 comments:

  1. lovely apron, and memories....This particular apron reminds me of Lucy..so vintage and pretty...

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  2. I hadn't thought of that Faith; but you're right I can see Funny Lucy in one just like it.

    Sandy

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  3. Oh yes, I definately see Lucy in that Apron...she was so pretty in whatever she was wearing..even when she tried to dress down. Hope your day is sunshiny and warm...for them bones..Working on the window today...stripping the paint....sunshine and warmth to you!

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  4. Hi Sandy! Yes, the Japanese books are in all Japanese, but they have crochet graphs for each pattern that are pretty much universal. I just think the Japanese pattern books have much prettier things than American books.

    If you look at my things on Ravelry and/or Flickr, the Crescent Moon Shawl was made from that top-right book in the picture.

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  5. Hi Sandy, thanks for visiting PosyLinda today. I appreciate your comment too! You have written a lovely story about the apon. I will very pleased to visit you again. Thanks again!

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  6. What a nice memory!

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  7. I just found your blog through Ravelry. What a great memory--thanks for sharing.
    Sally :)

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  8. Hi Pammy Sue and Sally; thanks for popping over from RAV.

    Posy Linda good to see you again

    Thanks Jan and all for the sweet comments, appreciate it.

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  9. Anonymous7:30 PM

    Rather nice site you've got here. Thank you for it. I like such topics and anything connected to them. I definitely want to read more soon.

    Joan Smith

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  10. HI SANDY,
    WHAT SWEET MEMORIES, MY MOM WORE A CLEAN CRISP APRON EVERYDAY.
    SHE MADE MOST OF THEM HERSELF. WHAT WOULD WE DO WITHOUT OUR MEMORIES. RIZZI

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  11. What a beautiful story! I loved the "Queen For a Day" segment of your post. Isn't it amazing how something so spontaneous would create something so wonderful for the memory book of life. I bet both your mom and dad are smiling down on you.

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  12. I'm lucky enough to still have Daddy. Thank you Joansie

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