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    One that totally drove me nuts was what my mom says...." I'll cross that bridge when I get to it" Funny thing is that she gets to that bridge and cant cross it.

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    My father always said " you kids have a lot to learn" Mother said " I'll bet you a cent to a cookie" Really enjoying these, brings back so many memories.

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    "The bigger the hair, the closer to God!"
    "Diarhea of the mouth and constipation of the mind"
    "You're full of prunes!"
    What's for dinner? "pig poop and dandilions!"
    "Geez Louise!"
    "He's so ugly, he has to sneak up on water to get a drink!"

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    My Grandmother always said "your eyes are bigger than your stomach' meaning I put too much on my plate, and "don't spit in the wind" if I complained about someone.
    The sayings in this thread sure bring back a lot of memories. Thank you to everyone who shared.

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    I told my kids 'I'll slap you so hard your kids will be born dizzy. They didn't think it was too funny.My MIL used to say-A mule can only do what a mule can do.Like it or lump it- was another I told my kids. My DH's favorite is -between a rock and a hard place.

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    In the winter it's usually "slicker than snot"

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    "I'll hit you so hard, your whole family will fall down!"
    My grandpa used to say, "Eat! Eat every darn all!"
    My mom used to say "cum see cum saw" for kind of yes, kind of no.

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    When I did my training as a registered nurse, there was this "old" Zone-matron.
    Sometimes we admiited old people whom you could clearly see was not properly taken care of.
    And when this Matron did her rounds, she would always say:
    "One mother can look after 10 children ... but 10 children can not look after one mother."

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    Oh dear..
    a friend of the family used to always say,(whenever we whined for something) "Put your wishes in one hand and S*** in the other and see which one fills up first". Not really sure what that supposed to teach us.... It cracks me up now! I will sometimes say it to my kids now. They are 23 and 27 years old though and have heard those words before..

    Sorry if I offended anyone!

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    You can get happy as easy as you got mad.

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    "Nervous as a sore-tailed cat, in a room full of Rocking chairs..

    "a mind is a terrible thing to waste"

    And my personal fav. " Press on regardless and don't look back, They may be gaining on you.

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    When something would go wrong my dad would say " dont cry over spilled milk, what is done is done" and how right he was..:)

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    Oh, just thought of another one:

    Good enough for a mother in law's eye.

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    Hello Polly... I also know what a slop bucket was..... two different kinds by the way... and I'm sure you know them both!!!

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    Daddy would use this quote but add....."now pick up the bucket...". His way of saying..... "Just Don't Quit!!!" Lord, how I miss him and Mama...
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    Quote Originally Posted by janethagy
    When something would go wrong my dad would say " dont cry over spilled milk, what is done is done" and how right he was..:)

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    LOL! I don't think you would offend anyone in our generation. That may be a bit spicy but I think we all have probably all heard this a few times....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluelady
    Oh dear..
    a friend of the family used to always say,(whenever we whined for something) "Put your wishes in one hand and S*** in the other and see which one fills up first". Not really sure what that supposed to teach us.... It cracks me up now! I will sometimes say it to my kids now. They are 23 and 27 years old though and have heard those words before..

    Sorry if I offended anyone!

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    YEP!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by jskbloomers
    In the winter it's usually "slicker than snot"

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    My personal favorite is Bloom where you are planted. I married a military man and we moved a lot. Even more tho, to me it really just means to make the best of whatever life hands you.

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    So ugly he/she was hit in the face with a bag of nickles

    Dummer than a box of hair.

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    When I worked we did very detailed work, constantly referring to and interpreting federal regulations and my co-worker would say "It's like picking the fly s--t out of the pepper!".

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    Kwichyerbellyakin!

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    With a car full of kids & someone wondering who "cut the cheese", my sweet little Mom said "A fox smells his own hole first". We were shocked!

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    "Out of the shade and in the heat. Off your butt and on your feet."

    "If wishes and buts were candy and nuts we'd all have a Merry Christmas."

    "I felt about as welcome as a red headed stepchild at a family reunion."

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    My mother-in-law always said,"Don't get your skirt over your head".

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobbiSue
    Daddy would use this quote but add....."now pick up the bucket...". His way of saying..... "Just Don't Quit!!!" Lord, how I miss him and Mama...
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    Quote Originally Posted by janethagy
    When something would go wrong my dad would say " dont cry over spilled milk, what is done is done" and how right he was..:)
    BobbiSue, I like your daddy. Never quit is my own watch phrase (only thing I've ever quit was smoking)

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