Tuesday, March 17, 2009


I don't think I remember a time when my Grandma didn't wear an apron. She usually wore the waist aprons. She used them to sit her food on when she ate. We had a small kitchen, and I remember that she had her chair out away from the table, so she didn't have anyplace to sit her food, but on her lap. I also remember that she was a firm believer in keeping some handy tissues in the pocket of her apron.

I think that her use of aprons has stuck with me. I didn't realize that I had accumulated a few aprons since getting married. I have one that was my Grandma's. And a few that my friend and neighboring vendor at the farm market has made. She has a talent for making nice aprons. And as long as we're "neighbors", I'm sure that I'll be acquiring more! Sell some cheese and I end up buying an apron, or two.

My grandma, Lottie Konkler

This is one of my grandma's aprons.

I made a nice big pot of chili the other night. Yum!! It will, hopefully, be the last pot of chili that I make to take the chill off from a cold wintery day. But, we still like it even when summer comes. I used some of the spice mix that I buy at our farm market. I don't think I even know how to make chili anymore if I don't buy that! Good stuff!

Today felt like spring. It felt so good! It was warm, and the sun was finally out with just a nice breeze. After taking a trip to St. Clairsville to ship some cheese out, I sat out back on my swing and let Emily run amuck in the yard. It felt so nice out that I could've took a nap! But, I took the time to read through my newest issue of Food & Family magazine from Kraft. Some very good recipes I will most certainly have to try soon!


~Kristen~ said...

Ohhh your Grandma is so cute!!! :-)

marnie said...

Love your Grandma!!
You do have quite the collection growing, don'tcha? I see one that looks familiar! ;)

Jenny said...

Love your aprons! And that chili looks mighty tasty girl!

Tina ~ Blessings Friends. said...

I love this post, as I have a weakness for aprons, chili and grandma stories.

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