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Thread: Mom Sayings

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    This has been so much fun to read and reminisce...and laugh out loud at! Many, many of the quotes/saying posted here I've heard my mom or dad say...And my DH asks me what 's wrong when I bust out laughing! He just smiled when I read some of them to him. Thanks for this great thread.
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    "Be sure you're wearing clean underwear when you go out, in case of an accident." Priceless!

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    If you don't finish what you start on Friday, you'll never finish it....that one works (or haunts ) me to this very day. I don't even think about starting something new on a Friday.....
    Make every day count for something!

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    And, yes, this has been a real fun read this morning...even my son is enjoying them with me.
    Make every day count for something!

    JoAnn

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    Oh, for crying in the beer!

    Hold your horses!

    Do you have ants in your pants?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neesie View Post

    I also remember the phrase, "Well, I Swanee!" Not sure if that was my mom or some other relative, but I remember hearing it a lot. It was a "nicer" way of saying, "Well, I swear!"
    My momma always said that too. I never heard anyone else use that phrase.
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    About a particularly odious married couple:

    "Well, it saves two other people!"

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    Dont sweat the small stuff! Were you born in a barn? If your friends jumped off a bridge would you? Whats a madder for you? You got rocks in your head?? Its not gonna walk itself to the sink, laundry basket ectb

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    Quote Originally Posted by madamekelly View Post
    "My doctor keeps giving me tranquilizers, I just don't know how many to give each of you kids!"
    This one really cracked me up!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngeliaNR View Post
    About a particularly odious married couple:

    "Well, it saves two other people!"
    My mom always said, "Well at least it didn't ruin two good couples"!

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    "you made your bed, now sleep in it"
    and one my mom used very often
    "take a deutschman for what he means and not what he says"

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    Quote Originally Posted by stablemom View Post
    I have to ask what does this mean?

    This is a great thread!
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    If she dropped a dish towel she would say "company's coming". If your hands itch one means money going out and one money coming in. I never can remember which is which
    I Quilt Therefore I Am

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    'your face is going to freeze like that' when making a strange face. i never understood until i was an adult that if you continually make the same face, your face will develop lines in those areas
    My friend used to make all sorts of funny faces and cross her eyes. I told her that the wind would change and her face would stay like that! That's what my dear Mummy used to say to us. Then one morning my friend woke up and looked in the mirror and she had palsey and her face had drooped. She fine now! But she said as soon as she saw her reflection she thought of me and my saying!!!

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    Saw this on one of the rhreads in the PDA section.

    "I've got a good mind to . . . " I think my Mom and MIL both used to say that.

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    Whenever we would say Shut up....my father would say "Penny off your allowance..." we only rec'd 50 cents a week and half was to be put a way for christmas presents so a penny was a lot to lose.

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    Surprising how sayings are the same across the world. I remember so many of these phrases said by two great granma's , two granma's and my mother, at different times.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    Mare's eat oats, and does eat oats, and little lambs eat ivy.
    A kid will eat ivy too, wouldn't you?

    Also, hold your shoulders up.

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    When my mother was talking to someone about something she didn't want the kids to hear she would say let's go outside "little pictures have big ears" In case someone doesn't understand this, when I was growing up, 'Children were to be seen, not heard'. But as a child, if you were asked something and didn't answer right away, you would be asked 'If the cat got your tongue?' Others would be sayings like 'Waste Not, Want Not', 'Live and let live.' 'Eat you food, there are starving children in China.'
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    I love the "laundering his/her bottom" comment about the cat, Bearisgray. I laughed out loud at that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsJustMe View Post
    "Be sure you're wearing clean underwear when you go out, in case of an accident." Priceless!

    Oh this one is so true. You just never know! I had a horse accident and ended up in an ambulance. I was glad mine were in good repair. Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by debbiemarie View Post
    ...because I said so!
    ...if everyone else was jumping off a cliff, would you jump too?
    ...just wait until your Father gets home!!
    ...don't be so selfish!
    ...mercy me
    ...mercy!!
    ...well, I declare! (yes, she came from Kentucky)
    ...I can't have anything! (when we broke something)
    ...the world doesn't revolve around you!
    My momma was from Mississippi. She used to say "well I declare!" too. Miss my momma.

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    My grandfather said these all the time:

    1.Always go to bed the same day you got up
    2.You never forget the price of a piece of junk but will forget the price of a quality item.
    3. Don't ever complain your talking dog can't sing.

    As a youngster I thought it was nonsense but as an adult I realized he was spot on. I have said these same thing to my kids from day one!
    I believe giving what I can will never cause me to be in need.
    Being cheap is not a badge of honor.
    My heroes are working people, paying their own way, taking care of their children and being decent human beings.

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    The old saying of being a "kill Joy" was popular when I was little. When I was about 5 yrs my brother said I was a kill Joy. I ran off crying so my mother found me & asked why I was hiding in my closet crying. I told her that my brother said he was going to "kill Joy". My name is Joy.

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