Apron Recollection by Cheye Pagel
I always love to go to my grandmother’s cabin because that’s where she’s teaching me how to sew on this antique treadle sewing machine. She and I can spend two days just cutting out cloth and sewing clothes for my dolls. What’s great about my grandmother is her patience. If I take a slow time to learn something, she just takes her time teaching me. Sitting with her and talking is my favorite thing to do. I wish I had a year to just help her bake and sew.
My grandmother got me involved with aprons. She lives in Alabama, and when she’s there, she sews clothes for me and when I got into baking, she made me aprons in lots of sizes. I remember for one Christmas she sent me this little apron that was red and had little white hearts on it. That apron was my favorite out of all of them. I believe my aprons keep me with my grandmother all the time, even when someday she’s gone forever.
"I believe my aprons keep me with my grandmother all the time, even when someday she's gone forever." ~ Cheye Pagel
Text © EllynAnne Geisel