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    Put on your big girl panties and deal with it...

    Dusting...a holiday tradition

    If it wasn't for the last minute, nothing would get done...

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    my mom old saying when she told you to do something and you ask why was because I said so she has been gone now for a long time

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    Some of ours were:

    Don't sit there with your teeth in your mouth and your elbow half way up your arm.

    Oh dog's hind end.

    When someone sneezed "Scat there Tom and get your tail out the gravy bowl"

    When one generation leaves another one comes along.

    I gonna break your arm and beat you with the bloody end of the stump.

    My husband would play fight with the grands and when they would holler OH OH he would tell them I used to have a hound dog that sounded like that.

    Living in the mountains we always heard that the cows on the hill had two short legs.

    I used to walk to school and it was up hill both ways.

    Go ahead and I will make you think twice about doing it.

    Go pee up a rope.

    I must of put it in a crack where the devil can't find it.

    These are just some that pops off of the top of my head at the moment but I know there are more,.

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    Ugly as a mud rail fence

    Dumb as owl*&^!

    my favoarite.... If his brains were the gasoline in a pi**ants motorcycle, he wouldn't have enough to get half way round a bb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychonurse
    I brought him into this world and I will take him out.
    have said this many times......once to a sheriff deputy, ,,,,,he replied to my 5' height, "you can't do that", which brought a "watch her" reply from 5' 10" son.....just thankfully only idle conversation re: other peoples young-uns......

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    My dad always said to me ,"leave that chapter out of your book." I guess I asked to many questions. :?:

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    When I would be hurt or angry at what someone did to me she would tell me not to retaliate but to, "Give the devil enough rope and he'll hang himself."

    It usually turned out as she said and the bad guy was "found out."

    The other good one - "Put a beggar on horseback and he'll ride it to death." This one I see happening a lot in our world today...

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    grandpa used to say "it's colder n a ditch diggers' a#$ in the Yukon" never been to the Yukon but as kids we were sure we knew how cold that was!

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    If you keep doin' what you're doing, you'll keep gettin what your gettin...

    God won't give me any more to handle than what he and I can get through together.

    All from my Mom, God Bless her! Been gone 19 years and I still miss her EVERYDAY.

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    My brother had a saying when he saw someone
    with a big butt "They have a lot of junk in the trunk".

    Another is "she is happy like a pig in a pile of mud"

    Knee high to a grasshopper.

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    Been reading again and thought of two of my Dad's favorites: "A penny saved is a penny earned" and one that is so not typical of him, "that makes my butt smile".

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    MY Mom used to say this about rude impolite people.
    "They were born in the basement and never brought up!!
    I always thought this was a good saying.
    Pickle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pollyv9
    Been reading again and thought of two of my Dad's favorites: "A penny saved is a penny earned" and one that is so not typical of him, "that makes my butt smile".
    Yours reminded me of one my husband's Uncle was known for ...


    A fool and his money is soon parted!

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    Old saying that I thought was so funny.
    So stupid he could'nt pour Pee(being nice) out of a boot if he had to turn it upside down to read the directions on the heel.

    Children are suppose to be seen and not heard.

    She's having a hissy fit.

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    "Lord love a duck"
    "You lie like a sidewalk"
    "Heavens to Betsy"
    "Jiminey Cricket"

    :)

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    "Getter' done!"

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    From the time your born, 'til you ride in the hearst - ani't nothing so bad that it can't get worst.

    Doing a good job around here is like wetting your pants while wearing black slacks, you get a warm feeling but no one notices.

    If you don't stop crying I am going to slap the poop out of you -and then slap you again for pooping.

    Jumping around like a flea on a hot skillet.

    Cute as a bugs ear.

    Love is blind, but the neighbors aren't.

    The older the barn, the more paint it takes. (My dad referring to women wearing make-up).

    She used to be a 'tight end' but now she's a 'wide receiver'. (My dad referring to someone's back side).

    If life were fair we would all be on the Riviera.

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    My parents were raised in the south,so I grew up with alot of these,I put my moms sayings on a quilt so my kids would know why I say somethings,But my favorite is,
    "You never fly so high that your but don't hit the ground"

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    You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.

    Wish in one hand and poop in the other and see which one fills up the fastest.

    Only two of my mother's lessons about life.

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    i was born in vermont and the old man who kept my aunt's farm hated the local banker. so every time someone mentioned him george would say, "that lawrence, he's dumber than a egg."

    when my kids were little and naughty i'd tell them i loved them, but i didn't like what they had done. one day 3yr old joshua looked at me, shook his head and said, "i wuv you, mommy. but i don't wike you right now".

    Josh sent me to my room one day because i wasn't being nice. i was enjoying the quiet time out (my dh was home) when josh came in and told me i could come out now, and i said no i can't. joshua asked why not? so i told him, i'm not ready to be nice. in our house it was nice to be important, but more important to be nice.

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    If it is to be, it is up to me!

    I was born a blond, but it's gotten darker over the years.

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    My grandmother's was "Play the hand you're dealt." It has gotten me through many a tough time. It's kind of like "when life gives you scraps - make quilts."

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    DH use to say --Smart man knows nothing.

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    I have not read all of these but a few of my favorites are " Clean your plate because there are hungry kids overseas" Still have not figured that one out.lol

    Another favorite is " Pretty is as pretty does" but my favorite is " Your walk talks and your talk talks but your walk talks louder than your talk talks"

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    My grandfather had many. The ones that really stuck was "if it's not worth asking for, it's not worth having", and "a horse and buggy of your own is better than a cadillac of someone else". He taught us to appericate what we had and not touch and envy what others had. I LOVED THAT MAN!!!!! :-)

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