The last exhibit for this Fun Monday is the most charming. My husband teaches high chemistry and physics during the school year so he was the perfect choice to play the character, Dr. B. A. Loon, for the summer Vacation Bible School skits at our church. In the picture, Dr. Loon in his lab apron with the Periodic Chart of Elements is discussing the concept of pressure with the children in the audience.
Sunday, August 5, 2007
ChrisB of Ms Cellania is this week's Fun Monday hostess. Chris is asking us to show our aprons either a favorite or an unusual one or more than one. Be creative as you like; and secondly if, like me, you have lots of 'tea towels' that are brand new (or could be an old favorite) I would like to see those as well and hear the story behind the picture- was it a gift from a holiday, a present from auntie that you only use when she visits etc...........
I will be sticking with aprons as my tea towels are boring. My parents retired to Florida after living in Indiana most of their lives. Both of my parents were fine cooks. Usually, Dad did the day-to-day cooking, and Mom specialized in gourmet cooking for parties and special events. Unfortunately, my mother suffered from a cerebral hemorrhage a few months before their scheduled move to Florida. Being paralyzed on her right side, my mother was not able to do much cooking. So originally, my Dad did most of the cooking. After a few years, a physical therapist encouraged my mother to help my dad with the meal preparation. To support this effort, I made these simple aprons for my parents. They seemed to enjoy the gifts and asked me to make them another set of aprons out of some black and white striped material that my mom had purchased prior to the stroke.
Unlike my grandmother, Orpha Gray, who wore an apron everyday but Sunday, I hardly ever wear an apron. (Unfortunately, I have no pictures of Grandma Gray in one of her aprons.) Occasionally, if the food preparation is messy, I wear the aprons shown above. At Christmas, I sometimes wear the festive apron in the following picture.
One Christmas, our lovely red-haired daughter-in-law, made my husband, Daddy D, this useful apron for doing dishes. Daddy D and I have division of labor in our home. I do most of the cooking, and he does most of the dish washing. Notice that this nice apron is made of towels, which is useful for quickly drying soapy hands.