Since first tying on domestic armor just eight years ago, essayist EllynAnne Geisel has gathered more than 400 aprons and apron memories from across America. She celebrates the spirit of
the men and women who wore aprons through her national traveling exhibit, Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections (apronchronicles.com).
The exhibit is managed by The Women’s Museum of Dallas, a Smithsonian affiliate (thewomensmuseum.org). While gathering her stories of women and aprons, EllynAnne became fascinated by the women of the disappearing Western lifestyle. She attended a trick-riding camp, immersed herself in the subculture of rodeo queens, and tried her hand at branding cattle. She now creates inventive vintage-inspired designs for her company, Apron Memories®. Her collection of aprons has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and Country Living, and Bree on the hit ABC television show Desperate Housewives has worn her creations.
EllynAnne also is the creator of Tie One On Day. Chase’s Calendar of Events recognizes this day annually on the fourth Wednesday of November in celebration of the humble apron and the spirit of women of earlier generations who have worn it. On the eve of Thanksgiving, EllynAnne encourages us to wrap a loaf of bread in an apron and tuck a prayer or note of encouragement in the pocket before delivering the bread to someone in need of spiritual or physical sustenance.
Her vignette on the book that influenced her life appears in Jack Canfield and Gay Hendricks’ You’ve GOT to Read This Book! 55 People Tell the Story of the Book That Changed Their Life.
EllynAnne lives with her prince charming in Pueblo, CO.
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