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On the Road: Southern Minnesota Woman Amasses Diverse Apron Collection

November 09, 2015 11:23 AM

Just when you thought you had heard about all the strangest collections out there, along comes a farmer’s wife from southern Minnesota who really wraps herself in her hobby.

For as long as she can remember, the women in Yvonne Cory’s family have always worn aprons.

In fact, she claims the humble garment has such a long history it’s even mentioned in the Bible. Don’t forget, she said, Adam and Eve both wore aprons made of fig leaves!

So there are lots of aprons out there of all shapes, sizes, fabrics and colors. Why not collect them?

From Depression-era aprons made from feed sacks to gauzy, frothy items that look like lingerie, Yvonne has examples of hundreds of them all careful washed, ironed and folded in boxes that take up a large part of her living room.

Yvonne is so excited about her collection that she never passes up a chance to show it off. She regularly piles the boxes into her car and takes off to local senior homes where she can find an interested audience. The presentation is called “Joys, Tear and the Apron Strings” and is about an hour of reminiscence, anecdotes, history and even a few jokes about aprons.

Yvonne Cory is more than happy to hear from anyone who shares her interest and would like to see her unusual collection.

She can be reached at 507-787-2523 or by email cycory@bevcomm.net.


Jason Davis

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