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Teddy Bear Day [ Sep 9 ]

The cuddliest event of the year - it’s Teddy Bear Day on September 9. History has it that this day has a close connection with former  president Theodore Roosevelt’s love for bears. This day is named after him. But whatever the origins of this thoroughly adorable day, you should make the most of it with some virtual bear hugs and wishes. Here's a special bear hug just for you! ((((HUGS))))

Grandparents Day [ Sep 10 ]

Here’s another warm event on your wish-menu. Grandparents Day comes next to give you the super-excuse to pamper the oldie darlings. You may take them out or just spend the whole day with them to make them feel special on their day.















Being Grandparents day Sunday, I thought it fitting to share this little story about Aprons just in case there is someone out there that has not seen it. It was very interesting to me the first time I sat down and read it. Hope you enjoy it too.

Grandma's Apron

The principle use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath, but along with that, it served as a holder for removing hot pans from the oven; it was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.

From the chicken-coop the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.

When company came those old aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids; and when the weather was cold, grandma wrapped it around her arms.

Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove.  Chips and kindling-wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.

From the garden it carried all sorts of vegetables.  After the peas had been shelled it carried out the hulls.

In the fall it was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.  When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.

When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out on the porch and waved her apron, and the men knew it was time to come in from the fields for dinner.

It will be a long time before anyone invents something that will replace that old-time apron that served so many purposes.

Author Unknown



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