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The History of 'APRONS'

The History of 'APRONS'

I don't think our kids
know what an apron is.

The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath because she only had a few. It was also because it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and aprons used less material.

But along with that, it served as a potholder for removing
hot pans from the oven.

It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.

From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.

When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids..


And when the weather was cold Grandma wrapped it around her arms.
Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow,
bent over the hot wood stove.

Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.
From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables.
After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls.

In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.

When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.

When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men folk knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.

It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that 'old-time apron' that served so many purposes.



Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool. Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill
to thaw.

They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron.

I don't think I ever caught anything from an apron - but love...

Visit The Rubied Apple etsy shop to see more great and fun aprons and more!!!

Get movin' again

So getting off my butt has been a little rough.  And I can throw out excuse after excuse, but really, I'm just being lazy and becoming a cult follower of the definition:

[in·sane]- doing the same thing over and over again, hoping to get a different result.

Yep, that's pretty much me.  Hello, my name is Nakia and I am INSANE. 

Now you say, "Hello, Nakia."  because, I know many of you reading this are at the same meeting with me.

What the heck are we doing?  I have been eating and not eating, dieting and not dieting, and the list continues, now I am doing the vegetarian thing, of all the stuff I have done, this one does make me feel pretty good, but alone it does nothing.

I need to move.  I used to like moving.  Running was my thing a little bit ago and now my Rubied Apple has found a comfy spot on the sofa or in front of this here computer.

My question to you all...what are some fun things to get me movin' again?

Welcome 2011!!

In 2009 the Rubied Apple began.  It began under the premise as a tool to help our family meet our financial obligation to our son Alex, for his surgery to remove a tumor from the outside of his head.
Well, that tumor has been removed & he remains on a meds to stop the other one from growing.

Watching him battle with having Tuberous Sclerosis, a genetic disorder that causes seizures, and a brain tumor, and winning, got me to thinking about my own well being.

The name Rubied Apple was not hard to come to me. I would almost say that I was divinely inspired of the name & its meaning.

Roo' be d Ap'el:  adj. n; precious health

Now time has allowed the idea of the Rubied Apple's purpose to mature. I'd like to introduce you to:

The new focus is to promote, advertise & inspire you to have the best Rubied Apple you can.

My hope is that you will send me, via :

  • Your healthy recipes, that you would love to share with others. Vegetarian, Vegan, Meat Lovers...ALL ARE WELCOMED.
  • Success stories & accomplishments  to be published here.  We want to be celebrate and inspired by you.  We are a visual species, so if you have pictures of you getting into last years jeans, crossing the finish line of your 1st or 100th race, what new food item you discovered and how it is or has helped you....we want to hear and see about it.
  • Eating and exercising tips.
  • Events in your local area. Events like, races, walks, kids health events, etc.
This is a 100% positive environment.  Nothing crude, mean , illegal or abusive.  

So this is just the beginning.  To start I have listed an upcoming race, in my local area, and a favorite recipe of mine.

Please participate I really would like to learn more about how to take care and respect my Rubied Apple and share what I learn from all of you.

So if you like, please following us and share with your friends and family.