An apron played a big part in Mama's life,
as common to wear as being a housewife.
She used it to gather eggs at the end of the day,
to gather vegetabls to can and put away,
and to feed the family on a rainy day.
She used it to pick up chips
to start a fire in the old wood stove,
to cook the daily bread
for her main concern was to keep her family fed.
She folded it around her hands
when at the table blessings were said
and wore it in the rain to cover Her graying head
She wrapped it around the baby's legs when it was cold
and sometimes used to wipe his little nose.
It was a Faithful servant thru sad and lonely years
She even used it to dry away Her tears.
When the children were tucked in and their prayers were said
She laid out a clean one at the foot of Her bed.
Their job is over now, they did their best
Mama and Her apron have been laid to rest.
If all is true about Heaven I've been told
Mama is now wearing an apron of gold.