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The Nurses Apron Partnership

Aprons Go on Tour-Travel to Johnson City, TN

Posted: 28 October 09

Oct. 29, 2009—Oct. 31 may be Halloween for many folks, but at the Appalachian Christian Village in Johnson City, TN, Oct. 31 will be the occasion for a Gathering of Aprons, an opportunity for Katherine Maloney, the original owner of most of the aprons featured in Gotcha Covered: A Legacy of Service and Protection to be reunited with her vintage domestic aprons. In 2006 Katherine moved from her farmhouse home near historic Jonesborough where she had lived with ther husband for 60 years to a retirement apartment in the city and she gave up her aprons, vowing never to cook another meal. And she hasn’t, but the aprons came out of retirement when they were adopted first by her niece, Ginger Manley, and then later by 49 of Ginger’s RN friends, who wrote stories and created artistic pieces based on the aprons. Ginger tied the submissions together with historical text and with photographic images of the aprons and other illustrations about aprons, nursing, and feminism, and in September, 2009, Gotcha Covered: A Legacy of Service and Protection was published.

All are invited to this event where some of the author and artist contributors will join Katherine in the Community Room of the Village from 2:00 to 4:00 that afternoon. Books will be available for purchase and signing and Katherine will share stories about some of the aprons.

Appalachian Christian Village is located at 2020 Sherwood, Johnson City, TN, across from the Johnson City Mall.

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