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Aprons: From Functional to Fashionable

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When aprons first made their appearance in the domestic kitchen, it was to serve a purpose…to keep the wearer clean.  At that time, most clothing was handmade and took hours to construct, so if an article of clothing became stained, it was not a matter of simply tossing it out and running down to the store to buy something new.  Clothing was meant to last for years and aprons were a way to keep those clothes clean.

Nowadays, most of the clothing we wear is mass-produced and is considered ‘wash and wear’.  If something becomes stained or torn, the offending fabric generally is tossed aside and a replacement is purchased without a second thought.  With clothing like this, who needs/wants to wear an apron?  Do aprons still deserve a place in the modern kitchen?

In my humble opinion, the answer is a resounding yes!  I do not view…

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I’m a happily married, retired mother of two adults & grandmother of four children. Adjusted at last to my move from WA state & all the green trees & abundant moisture to a different beauty of desert mountains in AZ. The winters in the Mojave Desert are bliss, the 127 degree summers are a test. It is a climate change for sure. I’ve learned to bloom where I’m planted. I must remember, plants have roots, people have legs & to use mine! I am an avid reader of almost all genres & usually have a baker’s dozen books being read at the same time. I craft greeting cards & enjoy sharing my creativity with family & friends. I also surf the internet looking for artists, photographs, quotes, etc. for my Joy is a Choice! Choose Joy Moment by Moment webpage. http://www.facebook.com/Joyisachoice I also make online jigsaw puzzles. http://www.facebook.com/Injoyspuzzlesforfun I'm a voracious reader & have started a book review page on facebook. I now have the freedom to read all night long, should I so choose & don't suffer the repercussions since I can nap the following day. It's the best time of my life. The link for InJoyful Book Reviews is: http://www.facebook.com/InJoyfulBookReviews

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