Aprons, like quilts, seem to be one of those things that form a cultural touchstone. They form important memories and take on roles far beyond their practical workaday jobs. Unfortunately, they seem to be an area where much is published without a lot of substance. I'm still in the collecting phase of my research, but please check back for updates.
In the meantime if you have an apron story, a favorite apron pattern, or a photo of you or a family member (especially if they are dated) wearing an apron, please send them along.