Tie me to your apron strings,

A song as old as time;

Yet, today I heard it differently

It wasn’t just a rhythm.


The song describes happy times,

upon a mommas  knee;

Where she sang to  them, And wiped their tears,

A place they always…. liked  to be.


If she ties them to her apron strings,

She can protect them day and night;

They will never be too far from  help,

Or from  their Momma’s guiding light.


Today, there  is never a sunday in our home,

That I am not wearing an apron to cook;

Preparing  the meals, or gathering eggs,

there’s an apron  in every nook


There is a pile of them in the cabinet,

for each of our granddaughters to wear;

They dig through my stash with such laughter

The aprons get tossed everywhere!


But soon they find their favorite one

And it makes their chores seem light;

They are “Helpers in Omies Kitchen” today

And they hearts are filled with delight..


I wish I could tie them all up safely

And yet , still  give them wings;

Its just a yard or two of LOVE wrapped around them

But it teaches so many things.


I have never seen an apron

With “12” strings hanging from the back;

And I’m sure none of us could move forward

If we were all tied up in a “pack”


I  TRUST THE GOOD LORD  for their Keeping

That HE will  Bless their lives all the time;

And I will hold them within  my  “Imaginary Strings”

Always tied to this heart….and…this  Apron of Mine.


Not too long ago, my Oldest Grand Daughters Leah and Savannah wanted to make some aprons for their Fair entries. They just went upstairs and picked out some of the material I had on hand and they were ready to begin sewing them together. They have both sewn some before with their mom, so this was a pretty simple task.

I invited them to use some of my great Aunts handkerchiefs on the front of their aprons for decoration and for a remembrance of her as they had all known her also. Though she was their Great Great Aunt Carole.

Within no time at all the girls aprons were finished and they loved them. At the fair they both received “A” and proper points for them .

20160802_075226 20160802_075129 20160802_075309

They chose their own color combinations and even though they both know how to sew, and were awake for their delighted me to see their surprise of how pretty their aprons were when they had finished. Both the girls were so impressed with what they had made from old pieces of cloth.

Now we fast forward to last week. I have some younger Grand Daughters and they were in awe of their older cousins and their aprons and now they wanted one of their own also.

Again, we make the trip up to the material dresser and they picked out the material they wanted to use and this time they chose their hanky before they were certain of the material. Either way they wanted to follow Leah and Savannah and what they had done.

(Note here: Leah and Savannah are what we called the Older grand girls, they also have two little sisters Carly 3 and Norah almost 1. Older Brother Ben is 11….. We refer to these little ones as the younger grand girls.  Our Middle group of Grand girls consists of Allyson 7, Alaina, 5 and Emmalynn 5. ) Our Grand Sons are the same way. We have the Older boys Benjamin and Matthew, and then we have what we call the Younger boys….Logan, Andrew, and Jacob.

So Allyson sewed an apron, and then Alaina sewed her aprons and last was Emmalynn.  The same pattern repeated itself. Each girl did the work, though this was their first time sewing and I thought they did a really good job as sewing and listening to me. Go forward, slow down, follow the line, now push the reverse button but keep your foot going.  It was a good time, and we laughed much.

Alaina is much like me. When I was about 12 my grand mother tried to teach me how to sew. She was a magnificent seamstress and I mean anything from suits, to prom dress, evening gowns, costumes for Walt Disney …she was amazing. There fore teaching a little far tomboy like me must have been taxing for her. I remember her saying over and over again..

“SLOW DOWN ,  SLOW DOWN,   God help you when you start to drive a car, that all I can say”.  Today I laugh at that memory and how working with our girls triggered it back to my mind . I am still a fast mover today. I Don’t do many things at a slow pace and I see that in Alaina as I told her a few times that day  ” Slow Down Girly…’re not driving a car”.

What a treat to share in this apron making circus. We laughed and learned from each other . And I am so grateful that they wanted an apron, grateful that I was here to teach it to them and grateful to GOD  for the beauty,  and love,  and laughter,  that each of  OUR Grand daughters  and grand sons  bring into our lives..

20160818_150458 20160818_151337 20160818_165419 20160818_165437_2 20160818_172654 20160818_165442 20160818_172927









129 Replies to “THIS APRON OF MINE”

  1. To be acknowledged into most North American undergrad and graduate projects, universal understudies must take and breeze through the Assessment of English as a Foreign Language. This content is a piece of the Walter Rudin Student Series in Advanced Mathematics. The new seventeenth Edition holds Harrison’s acclaimed parity of pathobiology, cardinal signs and indications of ailment, and best ways to deal with persistent administration, yet has been hugely refreshed to give you an inventive exhibit of striking new highlights and substance. You additionally get many models, tackled issues, and practice activities to test your aptitudes. The Harrison’s Manual of Medicine is one of the most well known and vigorously utilized handbook-sized assets in inner medication. This simple to-follow manage offers you a total survey of your AP course, systems to give you the edge on test day, and a lot of training with AP-style test questions. This top to bottom guide gives the entirety of the cutting-edge data expected to perform come back to-support quality airplane upkeep and pass FAA Certification Aircraft Maintenance and Repair, Seventh Edition is a fundamental asset for aeronautics support understudies and experts. Perfect for USMLE planning and course audit, the smoothed out, simple to-follow various leveled layout position guides understudies through the most significant parts of microbiology and irresistible maladies. Truth be told, the most punctual human enthusiasm for rocks was likely a direct result of the effectively available, valuable (e. Understudies will figure out how to structure and set up the present year’s working papers and collect the finished case. “A History of Women in America” incorporates the accounts of ladies in America into the national story of American history. The Student Activities Manual gives practice of syntax, lexical things, perusing, and composing. In view of the writers’ long stretches of understanding as ESL instructors and their thorough audit of past tests, this book offers demonstrated jargon building exercises and activities. Bottomless activities follow every exercise and incorporate readings, social data, and open doors for conversational practice. Mechanical Wastewater Management furnishes you with the expertise for treating and expelling substantial metals, arsenic, selenium, and mercury by giving definite portrayals of pretreatment forms, plan standards, and procedure execution. This is the conclusive manual for planning fortified brick work structures. Written by Lorraine E. McChesney.

  2. Very good article! We are linking to this particularly great content on our site. Keep up the great writing.

  3. Excellent beat ! I would like to apprentice while you amend your site,
    how could i subscribe for a blog site? The account helped me a acceptable
    deal. I had been a little bit acquainted of this your broadcast provided bright clear idea

  4. Recurrence Iatrogenic with hemolysis and appetite with the objective of maintaining andor generic cialis online chemist’s shop stretch work and supervision thoracic surgeries. new cialis cialis generic cialis tadalafil

  5. ISM Phototake 3) Watney Ninth Phototake, Canada online dispensary Phototake, Biophoto Siblings Adjunct Group therapy, Inc, Directed Rheumatoid Lupus LLC 4) Bennett Hundred Detention centre Situations, Inc 5) Evanescent Atrial Activation LLC 6) Stockbyte 7) Bubonic Resection Gradation LLC 8) Indefatigability With and May Go as regards WebMD 9) Gallop WebbWebMD 10) Skedaddle Resorption It LLC 11) Katie Appeaser and May Exhibit for WebMD 12) Phototake 13) MedioimagesPhotodisc 14) Sequestrum 15) Dr. price cialis purchase cialis

  6. I’m the owner of JustCBD company ( and I’m presently seeking to grow my wholesale side of business. I am hoping anybody at targetdomain give me some advice . I considered that the most suitable way to accomplish this would be to talk to vape shops and cbd retail stores. I was really hoping if someone could recommend a qualified site where I can get CBD Shops Business Email Addresses I am currently checking out, and On the fence which one would be the very best solution and would appreciate any guidance on this. Or would it be much simpler for me to scrape my own leads? Ideas?

  7. Hi! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after browsing through some of the posts I realized it’s new to me. Anyways, I’m certainly pleased I came across it and I’ll be bookmarking it and checking back regularly!

  8. I was excited to find this website. I need to to thank you for ones time due to this fantastic read!! I definitely liked every part of it and i also have you bookmarked to check out new information in your site.

  9. Hello there! This article couldn’t be written any better! Going through this article reminds me of my previous roommate! He continually kept talking about this. I most certainly will send this article to him. Pretty sure he’ll have a good read. Many thanks for sharing!

  10. Greetings! Very useful advice within this article! It is the little changes that will make the most important changes. Thanks a lot for sharing!

  11. I’m impressed, I have to admit. Rarely do I come across a blog that’s both equally educative and entertaining, and without a doubt, you have hit the nail on the head. The issue is something which too few men and women are speaking intelligently about. Now i’m very happy I stumbled across this in my search for something regarding this.

  12. Oh my goodness! Amazing article dude! Thanks, However I am having issues with your RSS. I don’t know the reason why I am unable to join it. Is there anybody else having identical RSS issues? Anybody who knows the solution can you kindly respond? Thanks!!

  13. I must thank you for the efforts you’ve put in writing this site. I am hoping to view the same high-grade content from you later on as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has motivated me to get my own, personal blog now 😉

  14. I absolutely love your website.. Excellent colors & theme. Did you make this site yourself? Please reply back as I’m wanting to create my own site and would like to learn where you got this from or just what the theme is called. Thanks!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.