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Grandma’s apron…

My mom and my aunt have been going through my grandma’s stuff as she has been gone for two years now.

Guess who they think of when they come across something that no one wants?

You guessed right…ME!

Yesterday I came home with a couple of sets of old drapes.  No need to worry…I’ll come up with some wondrous idea for them.

I also came home wearing a very fun 60’s{ish} apron.  On the way home, with that apron snuggly wrapped around my waist,  I couldn’t help but get a bit teary-eyed as I thought of my wonderful grandma.   God didn’t create another woman just like her…He simply broke the mold.  I can safely say that there isn’t one person who came into contact with her who could say a bad thing about her.

She was:

gentle * sweet * loving * caring

devoted to her God, family and friends

she cooked 3 meals a day, from scratch, every day

you could NEVER wash your hands in her kitchen sink…or anything else, only dishes!

she would let me do anything I wanted when I was at her house

she called her grandkids, Munkchips, while giving them a hug and a smile

it seemed to take forever, but really I was quite young when I became taller than her

when I was young, I liked to take her by the waist and pick her up…{she didn’t like it}

she loved her yard and was known in the community for her beautiful flowers

If I stand in just the right place of my living room, I can look through the trees and across the valley to see the house where she lived my whole life..in fact, there is smoke coming out of the chimney right now and I know that I have some of her goodness in me but is it possible, that if I wore that apron, a bit more of her would rub off on me and I could be just a little more like her?

I think I’ll try…

maybe I won’t ever take it off! 😉

March 2, 2010 - Posted by | aprons, family


  1. awww. I feel the same way about my Grandma. Grandmas are the BEST!

    Comment by La~Te~Da | March 2, 2010 | Reply

  2. Oh how wonderful to have a grandma like that! 😀
    ~ Heather from Bizy Janes

    Comment by Biz and Heather, aka Bizy Janes | March 2, 2010 | Reply

  3. She sounds like she was an amazing woman. How blessed you are to be able to take old things from her and transform them.

    Comment by jeanne | March 2, 2010 | Reply

  4. You really know how to pull my heart strings! And make me cry! She was my ” mother-in -law”, but I loved her like my own mother. She was everything you said she was . . . & more!

    Comment by Dolly may | March 2, 2010 | Reply

    • I probably ‘teared-up’ 20 times as I wrote this post. I would tearily tweak this, then tearily tweak that…and here I am again typing with teary eyes and wet cheeks. I miss that girl! >

      Comment by Elaine | March 2, 2010 | Reply

  5. What a wonderful tribute to a special woman.

    Comment by WSU Laura | March 2, 2010 | Reply

  6. Thanks for making me think of my happy grandma today. I so wish I had one of her red aprons! Hang on to that special apron and all the memories it holds.

    Comment by Julie, berry farm girl | March 3, 2010 | Reply

  7. Like I told you this morning, makes me want you to have more of her things after reading these special words.

    Comment by dcrisp | March 4, 2010 | Reply

  8. Elaine,
    Those are my fav charms yet…wait I LOVE all of your charms it is too hard to chose!!!

    Comment by rolane hopper | March 8, 2010 | Reply

  9. Oh…I miss Grandma so much!! You captured her so well with your words. Everybody truly loved her….I used to love getting into her shoe closet. I thought it was great that i could fit into her shoes as a child…

    Comment by Teri Carlson | May 3, 2010 | Reply

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