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10B THE BEACON www . coshoctonbeacontoday . com May 17 , 2017

Aprons hold wonderful memories

By Josie Sellers
josie @ coshoctoncountybeacon . com COSHOCTON – Aprons once had multiple uses and some were even saved for special occasions .
“ I wore this in 1950 to my aunt ’ s wedding ,” said Anna Willey . “ I was 12-years-old and helped at the reception .”
Her grandmother crocheted that special apron more than 60 years ago . “ It has a lot of history behind it ,” Willey said . Willey brought it out to share with others at the May 12 special Mother ’ s Day Memories program at the Coshocton County Career Center .
Senior Center Co-Director Jamie Williams also had on a fancy apron that would not have been intended for everyday use .
“ This one was my grandmother ’ s who I think had an apron of some sort on almost every day ,” she said .
Williams had several of her great-aunt ’ s aprons hanging up at the senior center and even brought in a few that her mother used .
“ When you saw my mom put this one on , you knew you were getting a haircut ,” Williams said . “ When she showed it to me I still remembered what she used it for .” Roxanne Slaughter ’ s apron was made by her sister . “ She was quite the homemaker ,” Slaughter said . “ She made all different kinds of aprons in all sorts of colors . I didn ’ t use this one a whole lot though because I wanted to cherish it .”
Her apron and Joyce Shaw ’ s both were the style that went over their shoulders and tied at their sides . They also had big pockets in front .
“ Mom always had Kleenex in hers ,” Shaw said . “ This one I have on is borrowed , but mom always wore one just like it .”
After sharing stories about their aprons , everyone who brought a recipe with them was invited to participate in a fun game planned as a way to exchange them .

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Senior Center Co-Director Jamie Williams read a little story about the many purposes aprons served over the years .
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Anna Willey proudly shows off an apron that she wore while helping at a wedding in 1950 .
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Joyce Shaw and Roxanne Slaughter smile while wearing aprons for a special program at the Coshocton County Senior Center .
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Miriam Bacon is pictured showing off her personalized apron .
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10B THE BEACON www.coshoctonbeacontoday.com May 17, 2017 Aprons hold wonderful memories By Josie Sellers josie@coshoctoncountybeacon.com COSHOCTON – Aprons once had multiple uses and some were even saved for special occasions. “I wore this in 1950 to my aunt’s wedding,” said Anna Willey. “I was 12-years-old and helped at the recep- tion.” Her grandmother crocheted that special apron more than 60 years ago. “It has a lot of history behind it,” Willey said. Willey brought it out to share with others at the May 12 special Mother’s Day Memories program at the Co- shocton County Career Center. Senior Center Co-Director Jamie Williams also had on a fancy apron that would not have been intended for everyday use. “This one was my grandmother’s who I think had an apron of some sort on almost every day,” she said. Williams had several of her great-aunt’s aprons hang- ing up at the senior center and even brought in a few that her mother used. “When you saw my mom put this one on, you knew you were getting a haircut,” Williams said. “When she showed it to me I still remembered what she used it for.” Roxanne Slaughter’s apron was made by her sister. “She was quite the homemaker,” Slaughter said. “She made all different kinds of aprons in all sorts of colors. I didn’t use this one a whole lot though because I wanted to cherish it.” Her apron and Joyce Shaw’s both were the style that went over their shoulders and tied at their sides. They also had big pockets in front. “Mom always had Kleenex in hers,” Shaw said. “This one I have on is borrowed, but mom always wore one just like it.” After sharing stories about their aprons, everyone who brought a recipe with them was invited to partici- pate in a fun game planned as a way to exchange them. Josie Sellers | Beacon Senior Center Co-Director Jamie Williams read a little story about the many purposes aprons served over the years. Josie Sellers | Beacon Anna Willey proudly shows off an apron that she wore while helping at a wedding in 1950. Josie Sellers | Beacon Joyce Shaw and Roxanne Slaughter smile while wearing aprons for a special program at the Coshocton County Senior Center. D & L aily A unc cti h S viti pec es ials ! OPENINGS AVAILABLE NOW! Welcome to Worry-Free Living! Apartments BRC Properties Inc. Managing Agent A Fair Housing Community • Country Setting • Quietly Secluded • Applicants must be at least 62 years of age. • Social Activities • Library • Outdoor Patio • Puzzle/Game Room • Pets Allowed 377 Clow Lane, Coshocton • 740-622-7664 0005_031517 Seton Coshocton Josie Sellers | Beacon Miriam Bacon is pictured showing off her personalized apron. 201 Brown’s Lane, Coshocton, Ohio 740-622-4852 Hou ΈKQ SH H