"In the kitchen of the home where I grew up there was a drawer for nothing but aprons. My mother and my grandmother would not be caught in the kitchen without one. The first thing I see when that room rises up in memory is a woman standing by the stove ... a woman in an apron."
A. Skeen, autor and professor
"In America, in a tenement flat, my grandmother wore one apron and over it another, to keep the first one clean for when company came."
E. Shakir, Lebanese autor and professor
Source: Joyce Cheney, Aprons: Icons of the American Home, Philadelphia/London 2000, inside cover