Elva Cochren Merry and her younger sister Velma Cochren Terry, ca. late 1940's or early 1950's. Both women had contributed to the war effort in factory work. Velma had been a regular "Rosie the Riveter" in a Wichita, Kansas aircraft assembly plant. Each year the two sisters would get together for a 'girls only' event of visiting, shopping, and picture taking. The aprons were probably hand made by their mother, Annie Brown Cochren Willard, who continued to make quilts and her beloved aprons until just before her death in 1961 in Nebraska. Annie loved aprons and would make them for each season and in every color or pattern.