When Bonnie Brodersen bought a book about the history of aprons on a whim, she never realized the impact it would have.
Since she bought the book a few years ago, the 75-year-old Hastings resident has amassed a collection of three dozen aprons and given seven presentations to groups and at senior citizen homes in Hastings.
"Once I got it and I started looking through all the different kinds of aprons, I thought it was really neat," Brodersen said of "The Apron Book: Making, Wearing and Sharing a Bit of Cloth and Comfort" by EllynAnne Geisel. "I didn't realize how many aprons I already had."
It wasn't too long after Broderson developed an interest in aprons that a friend asked if she would talk about the history of aprons with a women's club.