She brought several of the aprons with her and told of the uses of each.
There was the everyday apron - used for wiping hands when cooking, held as a potholder to pull pans from the oven, could dry the tears and wipe the noses of her children.
There was a fancy serving apron - this was never used when cooking, but was donned right before company rang the doorbell.
There was a holiday apron - usually with a Christmas design - that would only appear in December.
Of course, there were a few aprons that were traditionally worn by men - these included a utility apron that would hold tools and other hardware, and of course, the barbecue apron that was worn when grilling.