Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
Odd things family members say... >

Odd things family members say...

Odd things family members say...

Old 01-24-2012, 05:29 PM
  #111  
Senior Member
 
Honeynga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: West GA
Posts: 460
Default

My grandmother who was just awesome, not educated but awesome. She would say things like will you "hope" me do this, when she was taking clothes out to the line; another thing she was something like "wrench that out in the zinc" ! Even till the day she died she called the refrigerator the ice box because that was what she had known for so many years ! I remember as a very little girl she really did have an ice box; put a block of ice in the top and it would keep the rest of the "box" cold plus you had an ice pick and would break ice off the big block for iced tea !

SOMEDAY I'm sure that my children will be responding on chat blogs with stuff I say ! My youngest always makes fun of me when I saw Fire House, rather than fire station, UNTIL she saw a local publication that mentioned the city was honoring the firemen at the local Fire House ! So There !
Honeynga is offline  
Old 01-24-2012, 05:43 PM
  #112  
Junior Member
 
dbries's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NE Iowa
Posts: 284
Default

When my daughters where little they would call fly swatters fly slappers.
dbries is offline  
Old 01-24-2012, 07:15 PM
  #113  
Senior Member
 
ShabbyTabby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 946
Default

We have a lot of old sayings in our big family, ie:1. Busy as a cat on a sidewalk (can you see a cat digging it's potty spot on a sidewalk? that's Busy) 2. Happy as a pig in mud or a cat in a cream crock. 3. Nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rockers. My kids remember all these from my Granny...
ShabbyTabby is offline  
Old 01-25-2012, 01:21 PM
  #114  
Super Member
 
Greenheron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Beautiful Briery Mountain in WV
Posts: 2,549
Default

Oh, one I heard from my husband: "That would gag a maggot off the gut wagon." (Meaning very, very repulsive.)
And there really were gut wagons locally hauling refuse from a poultry processing plant.
Greenheron is offline  
Old 01-27-2012, 10:32 PM
  #115  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: SW Minnesota
Posts: 1,590
Default

I've had so much fun reading this thread...and laughing so hard my sides hurt!

When my kids were small and I'd ask them to do something, their response would be "Just a minute..." adn after so many times, mine would be "Just a minute, my foot!" Well, one day, my second DD turned the tables on me after I said the same thing when she asked for something..."Just a minute, my foot!" I couldn't get angry with her...I laughed so hard at myself...and was careful to be more patient.

On another note, my beloved late FIL, when he retired from the farm, had a nice 2 bedroom condom in the town he moved to. He was a dear man.
jojo47 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
ShowMama
General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
59
05-23-2012 07:52 PM
damaquilts
General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
29
01-10-2012 07:09 PM
jbsstrawberry
Introduce Yourself
2
07-04-2008 08:00 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.