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    Super Member mrspete's Avatar
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    Do it rite the first time and you won't have to lick your calf twice.


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    Well.....I rarely do it right the first time, but I am pretty sure I never licked a calf twice. My visual is actually licking it with my tongue or are we talking about lickin it with a bit of fisticuffs.

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    Grandma used to say, "put on your big girl panties and go deal with it." In other words, toughen up.

    The other one I liked is, "my dog's not in that fight."

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    Do unto others as you want them to do unto you.

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    G'ma use to tell us "Pretty is as pretty does"..Didn't know it then but sure do now. My favorite is "Too soon old and too late smart"..Amen amen.

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    When sewing, Mamma always said when something didn't come out just right on something for us kids "Well, you'll never see it on a gallopping horse." I always had the mental image of the 8 of us running around like wild horses. Years later I heard it as "you'll never see it from a gallopping horse" Completely different mental picture. Some of my quilts are like that-put it over the porch railing, ride by on a fast horse, if you don't notice the mismatched seam, it's close enough.

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    Mama (and Daddy) used to say "Measure twice, cut once."

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    My mother use to say "You learn from your mistakes and not to let them get you down, that practice makes perfect"

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    You just wait...someday you will have kids of your own...

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    well Kaye Kaye, I had that visual, too. I dreaded doing chores she gave me, because I'd hear that saying, again.

    Bizy Bess, it sure is good to have another view of that saying. After she combed and braided my hair she'd pat my tush and say that about the gallouping horse.

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    My mom use to say"that doesn't sound like my Carol" whenever I got a little angry ,loud, whiney, or smart. I told mine, "just you wait!"

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    ...A job worth doing is worth doing well. My favorite sewing one was when she was getting low on thread she'd say to me, "oh, I have to sew real fast so I finish before I run out of thread." And I never remember her being short, would have about 1 or 2 feet of thread left; always amazed me. Now my grandkids think that is so funny when I say it to them.

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    not sure why I would lick a calf once, much less twice..

    My dad told me to always measure twice and cut once. It's paid off lots of times for quilting and sewing. :)

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    A lazy donkey will load so much on his back in one trip he'll drop dead from the weight. (It doesn't translate better from German)

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    Mum used to say "a blind man would be pleased to see it" when something didn't turn out quite right

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    Mine was: 'Because I said so!' I was the one that wanted the REASON she 'said so!', but she never would tell me.... so I'd find out for myself. Sure wish she would have saved me some grief!

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    My mom would say, "You made your bed, now sleep in it."

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    My Dad used to say...Believe half of what you see & none of what you hear!

    I gotta think of what Mom used to say...

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    My mom would say either "What goes around, comes around" or "Everyone gets theirs in the end". The lesson was to not get upset over something someone has done to you, their punishment is not in your control. The advice has made me a very forgiving woman and saved me a lot of aggravation over the years, one less thing I need to worry about taking care of!! I lost her 23 years ago, but thanks Ma, you were right!!

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    Oh, my father in law used to say "People in Hell want ice water" whenever someone wanted something out of the question or outrageous, I still say it to my kids!! And my dad said "anything worth doing is worth doing right"

    This is a good thread, seems there were many sayings my folks used!

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    Mad quilter, I've heard it bowing under a lazy man's load, when you drop something with an arm load. It's a good one though. TY

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    My dad's was ALWAYS, "Two wrongs do not make a right." from Aesops Fables and Proverbs, The Holy Bible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drivingsusan
    You just wait...someday you will have kids of your own...
    Yup, those are my mom's favorite saying too.

    Now she said, "see what I mean? You've done worst than that, don't complain. deal with it."

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    My Mom used to say, "If you're not going to do something right, don't bother doing it at all!" She was a firm believer that we should all strive for our personal best in everything we do. She's almost 93 yrs. old and she's still the same way :)

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    My mom always used to say "You are known by the company you keep" and "Always marry someone on the same moral and intellectual level as yourself because a good woman never brings a bad man up to her level, he brings her down to his".

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