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I Miss Mama's.....
April 3, 2011
2:53 pm
RocketMan
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…apron. I can remember back when I was a child, Mom would use that apron for everything. I can remember her cooking, cleaning, wiping noses, gathering vegetables, and she always had her pockets full. She would pick greens from the hills in that apron, pick apples, pick peaches and would make some of the most wonderful things! I remember her shelling peas, stringing beans, shucking corn, and pulling carrots. She hoed the vegetable garden, weeded her flowers and bring in some of the most wonderful bouquets to make our house smell much better than a florist shop nowadays. The aprons of that day were usually made from flour sacks or old dresses that had outworn their usefullness. They were lovely, useful and still to this day, beloved. I still have Mom's bibbed apron hanging in my kitchen and I wouldn't take anything in this world for it. Sometimes I can sit and hold that old apron and memories start pouring in. Beautiful in the most important ways.

April 3, 2011
3:21 pm
empirestate
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Boy can I agree with that. Not only the apron, but things that we don't use today anymore really bring tears to my eyes. I remember my mother's dishrag that she always use to do everything with. That dishrag would clean anything from our table, to our dirty hands before sitting down at the table.

April 4, 2011
1:51 pm
Baxter Bailey
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My most sentimental memory, at least of an inanimate object.. is the wooden chair my mom would sit in and wait for me to get home safely at night during my rebellious years. She would sit in the kitchen in the dark, and it didn't matter what time it got to be.. (and I would stay out later than I should have) she would not go to bed until I came through the door.

She passed away 15 years ago. God I miss her.

April 5, 2011
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I wonder how women got away from wearing aprons.  It seems like it only makes sense to protect your clothes.  Maybe it was when they started wearing pants and jeans and they didn't think aprons were necessary.  What I miss the most from the 1940's is the hats the women wore.  The hats added a sense of class.

April 10, 2011
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I think that's exactly it.  It went along with women's lib, when things really changed in the 60's.  Mom wasn't the cook anymore; she was a working woman.

April 15, 2011
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I would love to see some of those things come back into fashion. I have seen some of the kids starting to wear some hats again and love it! The other day I saw a young man wearing a fedora. Are they back into style again?

April 19, 2011
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My mother used to say she missed mama's yeast rolls. She made the quite often.  So my mom made them a lot as well. It just made the meal seem more complete.

April 25, 2011
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There is a lot of the foods that I miss. I remember my granny going to the barnyard and killing a chicken, plucking, cutting it up and frying it for breakfast a lot of times. We had squirrel or rabbit for breakfast or huge big porkchops when we came down to visit granny and Pop-Pop. Granny would also fry potatoes (her version of hash browns I guess) and make the best, lightest biscuits you have ever tasted. That and her jams, jellies and fruit butters were a wonderful meal.

April 26, 2011
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I miss my grandma's gravey. She always had a saucepan of bones simmering to make the most delicious gravey, not quite as thick as the gravey we have now. If we were ill we would be given a bowl of gravey to make us feel better.

April 27, 2011
10:32 pm
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RocketMan said:

There is a lot of the foods that I miss. I remember my granny going to the barnyard and killing a chicken, plucking, cutting it up and frying it for breakfast a lot of times. We had squirrel or rabbit for breakfast or huge big porkchops when we came down to visit granny and Pop-Pop. Granny would also fry potatoes (her version of hash browns I guess) and make the best, lightest biscuits you have ever tasted. That and her jams, jellies and fruit butters were a wonderful meal.


 

My granny did the potatoes as well like that.  They tasted so good that I make them this way.  They do not taste as good as hers but they still work.

April 28, 2011
2:04 pm
luv2write
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enJoyingLife said:

I wonder how women got away from wearing aprons.  It seems like it only makes sense to protect your clothes.  Maybe it was when they started wearing pants and jeans and they didn't think aprons were necessary.  What I miss the most from the 1940's is the hats the women wore.  The hats added a sense of class.


 

I wondered that as well.  I would love to have an apron now.  I am such a pig when I cook.

April 29, 2011
10:28 am
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That's a lovely post, RocketMan.  My mother was never an apron person, but I have the same memories you mentioned about my grandmother.  Reading your post brought a lot of those memories back, starting with the apron being full of string beans and other veggies after she picked them.  I remember her aprons hanging in the kitchen, too.  Smile

April 29, 2011
10:35 am
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I think the hats are coming back into style, yes.  I saw a fedora being worn on a trip last month, too, RocketMan.  And how dashing it looked!  My daughter and I recently bought new hats from a New York designer that are *straight* out of the 40s when it comes to style… looks great.  I'm glad to see it coming back, too!

April 29, 2011
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Yes Fedoras are coming back in as well. I sell Avon and Mark and they have them in the Mark book. They are very stylish if you ask me.

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