Yesterday I saw a picture of my aunt Mercedes in the Dominican Republic, automatically I remembered her worn out apron. Since little we did not understand why tia will only use that old apron, it in fact it did not served much or at least that was what we thought as kids.
The main function of the apron is to protect the dress or gown, it also serves as a handle to remove the pan from the heat. My tia or aunt loved to wipe off the tears of kids who got hurt or just needed some attention, including me.
And who does not remember when there were visitors, surprisingly aunt’s apron could quickly dust off the furniture or table.
It will take many years before someone invents an object that can replace that old apron which serves for many functions.