This is a picture of Mary Mulari and her Aurora, Minnesota crew -- enjoying an evening at the play, "The Church Basement Ladies"...and, of course, THEY ARE ALL WEARING APRONS...from some of Mary's various wonderful apron patterns. Her "Church Basement Ladies" apron is her #1 seller.
In this picture (so old, I am fat) -- my book clubbers are all wearing vintage aprons -- we were reading "Growing Up Country" -- and serving a 50's supper for some friends.
Me and Mary, stylin' in our aprons, posing for our publicity shot...
So -- what's my point? Well, I am encouraging you to participate in the "National tie One On Day" this Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving. This movement, started by the woman who wrote "The Apron Book" -- is simple. On the day before Thanksgiving, give an apron, maybe wrapped around a loaf of bread or a thoughtful gift -- to a woman who is working to prepare the family Thanksgiving. I'll be giving a vintage apron to my niece Amy, who has invited us to her house. Inside the apron, she'll find a 1944 cookbook that used to belong to her Grandmother, my mother...
It's simply meant to brighten somebody's day...whether you live in a big city or out in the country -- connect with a neighbor, acquaintance or friend who would appreciate such a simple, thoughtful gift.
From the website -- Apron Memories -- with Ellyn Anne Geisel, author of "The Apron Book"
“Women clad in aprons have traditionally prepared the Thanksgiving meal, and it is within our historical linkage to share our bounty.” EllynAnne Geisel