Years later my Step Grandmother made Christmas aprons for all the grandchildren. I was newly married and broke it out only on special occasions.
When I started my bakery business in Guam in 1992, I tied one on for the first time professionally. That seems like a life time ago.
I had fond remembrances of old aprons but never gave it much more thought than that. After seeing that interview and subsequently buying all her books. I had kindled a nostalgia for aprons. I brought mine out and began wearing them and adding to my collection. I have aprons from several countries. My husband and I hosted a French Student one summer and his mother sent me a lovely book and apron from the Basque Region between Spain and France where they lived. That has to be the most perfect gift I have ever received.
Today I will put on one of my aprons clean my house, pick tomatoes and peppers from my garden, Bake a Tomato and Spinach tart, and take a moment to reflect fondly on all the women in aprons who have touched my life.