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    Mom Sayings

    Some were good - some not so good -
    Any that you recall from your family?

    "Some people just hate to have their opinions confused by facts" - when Man was 'on a roll'

    "Dibble dabble, play in the gravel" - when child was playing in the sand/gravel after a rain

    "I made it to be good" - when complimented on something she had cooked

    "Let sleeping dogs lie" - when asked about circumstances surrounding her divorce

    "Perfection is impossible; however, excellence is attainable" - when commenting on something she or I had made

    "No point in crying over spilled milk - there's the bucket and sponge - go clean it up" - pretty much her approach to a lot of things.

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    You made your bed now lay in it. - Bad choice of a marriage partner.
    There are lots more, I have to wait for them to pop into my head. Been many years since I heard them. My Granddaughter comes up with things my Mom would have said. My Mom died 2-3 years before DGD was born. Could some be from the genes? Most of her sayings were not the norm.
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    My Nana: "Goodness gracious, Godness Agnes!"
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    I miss my Mom.

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    '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
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    Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.

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    "Do you want a medal or a chest to put it on?" (Sarcastically said when I accomplished any type of chore.)
    By the time I was 11, guess what my answer was? I must say that I did get the best chest of the family.....
    Fast forward a few decades to being a mother of an Eagle Scout. I finally got my medal in 2013.
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    My Grandma B:

    Fida, ishta, or uffda - I'm not sure about the spellings - I THINK they basically meant "I stepped in something I didn't mean to" or "That took me by unpleasant surprise" or "That smells really bad"

    For whatever reason, she seemed to mind when the cat was laundering his/her bottom, and she would always push the cat over with one of the above words accompanying the action.

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    "Monkey see, monkey do" - when attempting to explain that a child will do the same things the parents do

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    Some of my Granny's....Don't get your knickers in a twist. If wishes were horses, than beggars would ride. Going to H-E -double hockey sticks , in a hand basket. Saying the H word was a good way to get a swat up along side your head.

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    My MIL would occasionally do the H-E-double toothpicks thing, too.

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    My mom didn't really impart any words of wisdom.

    "I only have two hands" When we were waiting for dinner

    "I'm shaking like a leaf" When she got overwhelmed

    "Pile on top of Pile" When the house was mess.

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    We always wondered how mom knew things of what my sister and I had done... she always said she had eyes in the back of her head. For the longest time my sister wouldn't watch mom fix her hair because she was afraid she would see those eyes!!
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    ...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!
    Mother yourself just as you would your own children, you will be surprised how much better you feel...Debbie Marie

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    " if you can't do it right the first time,don't bother"
    " it's better to read the directions,and only do it once"
    "whistling girls and crowing hens always come to some bad ends"
    Life may not be the party we planned for,but while we are here we should dance!

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    my gm always said well land sakes alive

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    One of our favorites spoken by my grandmother "Talk is cheap but it takes money to buy Michelob". My brother always got a laugh out of that cause he drank Michelob and thought she crafted that saying especially for him!

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    My Moma used to tell my older sister...I hope when you grow up you have 10 kids and their all just like you!! she was a little hellion!

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    "My doctor keeps giving me tranquilizers, I just don't know how many to give each of you kids!"
    If you always do, what you have always done, The results never change. Change is the wings you give yourself.

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    How about this one: If you can't say something nice about someone, then don't say anything at all.
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    My mom has been gone 25 years but I can still hear her say "This too shall pass", "God is in control" It has helped me thru many a crisis.
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    My grandmother never said a bad word about any one. We all have one very distinct memory of when she attended my cousins bride to be wedding shower.... after she said "I wonder what caught his eye?".

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    My gm always said, "it's a great world, if you don't weaken!" I now say it!

    My mom: "follow the money trail" meaning people's actions (especially politicians) are often influenced by money.

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    My mom is still with us, which I am grateful for. But for the life of me I can't remember any sayings of her, but I do remember her actions which I find myself copying! Or the tone in her voice when she says something. I keep telling my girls "That's just how my mom says it!" ...oh she says "oh my goodness" alot. My mom is a very kind, gentle lady , I don't remember her saying a bad word in her life.

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    "Well, bless her heart" whenever they'd say something bad about someone, they follow up with that.

    "Give me some sugar" wanting a kiss

    "If I get any bigger, Dad will need a piece of chalk to mark where he left off hugging me and go around again" when she was pregnant with my little brothers.
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    "Oh go fall on your head" when we were needling her in a good humored way (she used to say our heads were hard we wouldn't get hurt if we fell on them)
    "I'll give you something to cry about" when we were already crying (never understood that one)

    But most of all I remember her trying to figure out my name (I'm the youngest of 4), for a while I thought my full name was "Rich, I mean Bob, I mean Deb, I mean Sue".
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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