EllynAnne Geisel, author of THE APRON BOOK, also is the creator of TIE ONE ON DAY, celebrated on November 21 this year.McGraw-Hill, publisher of Chases Calendar of Events, recognizes this day annually on Thanksgiving eve in celebration of the humble apron and the spirit of women of earlier generations who have worn it.

On the day before Thanksgiving, EllynAnne encourages us to pause in the preparation of our own bounty, wrap a loaf of bread in an apron, tuck a prayer or noteof encouragement in the pocket, and tie one on…an apron, of course!, and deliver the wrapped bundle to someone in need of spiritual or physical sustenance.

According to EllynAnne, no matter which way you turn out of your own front door, someone who is deserving of a hug is very close by. “Women clad in aprons have traditionally prepared the Thanksgiving meal,” says EllynAnne, “and it is within our historical linkage to share our bounty.”

EllynAnne Geisel has appeared on CBS News Sunday Morning and NPR’s All Things Considered. For more information: Apron Memories

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