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   Posted 4/28/2009 12:30 AM (GMT -6)   
We all had parents...at least I think we did...lol idea Parents always seem to come up with famous 'lines' that they use over and over again. You know like.."if you don't stop crying, I'll give you something to cry about!" How goofy is that??

What famous line did your parents use over and over? Maybe one good one and/or one silly one. For me mom had the goofball one. It was from the movie "Bambi" when Thumper said about Bambi...He doesn't walk very good, does he? And when mama Rabbit asked what his father had told him, Thumper said "If you can't say something nice... don't say nothing at all."

But the one I liked the best came from my dad...and it took me some time before I really 'got it'! I was younger than my teens and I don't remember the circumstances but one of his favorite sayings was, "If you want a job done right, do it yourself". And Dad was right! The longer I thought about that the more it meant to me.

What lines did your parents or family use?
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   Posted 4/28/2009 12:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Well Chutz
My mom always used to say " if you don't like my peaches then don't shake my tree!" I always kind of liked that saying!
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   Posted 4/28/2009 5:32 AM (GMT -6)   
My mom always said birds of a feather flock together. I always hated that saying and have never used it with my children.

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   Posted 4/28/2009 8:12 AM (GMT -6)   

My Dad's favorite saying when we tried to tell a tall tale rolleyes was "I hate a liar worse then a murderer"...my husbands favorite to our kids was "Do I have stupid tattooed on my forehead".  I've heard ALL the same ones that your parents said Chutz....arghhh and I repeated them to my kids too!


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   Posted 4/28/2009 9:20 AM (GMT -6)   

Ohhh ya'll gonna really think I'm a red-neck after this.  We lived near a lake, and I was the one who would take off with the dogs because I knew they would protect me.  My Uncle came up with Soap Sally and Bloody Bones to keep me way from the lake and out of the woods.  LOL... I know sad... but it worked for years.  My Mothers house was across the street from my Aunt and Uncles and 2 nites a week she'd work late and my Aunt kept me, so to keep me from getting in the road or woods, or lake Soap Sally or Bloody Bones would get me.  So, for about 5 years it worked good til my cousins and brothers told me different LOL.  I was raised old school... Yes Ma'am no Ma'am..... please and thank you.... still to this day, when I go by Momma's house I still think of the good times we had.

Yea I know... redneck girl redneck



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   Posted 4/28/2009 10:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Another great topic! My mom used to say: "You're going to have a daughter just like you one day." Another one I used to get a lot is "life isn't fair."

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   Posted 4/28/2009 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
My mom always said "waste not, want not" whenever we left food on our plates!

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   Posted 4/28/2009 1:28 PM (GMT -6)   
"That is the cat's meow" was my mother's. My dad more than my mom, the 'give you something to cry about'. Had to have said it a thousand times. I don't remember dad giving any of us a spanking but Mom followed thru.

Troublemaker: I grew up in the woods, and know exactly what you mean. And I appreciate having been brought up 'old time' ways. There is no better way to have seen the world in my younger years. (2 room schoolhouse, you knew what grade someone was in by the row their desk was in. EVERYONE walked to school, even if it snowed 3' over night; up to a mile for some of us.)

But I don't understand your post in regards to Soap Sally and Bloody Bones and how that kept you out of the lake or woods. Enlightenment would be appreciated.
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   Posted 4/29/2009 11:03 AM (GMT -6)   


LOL.. I was like 3 to 6 and I would go wondering in the woods with the dogs and not tell anyone where I was.  They told me Bloody Bones and Soap Sally were in the woods and if they saw me or heard me without an adult they'd get me and I'd never come home LOL... morbid now, but I was head-strong and it took alot to keep me out of the woods and out of the lake.  I had 6 boys to out do. LOL



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   Posted 4/29/2009 10:31 PM (GMT -6)   
My dad used to tell me I was a "Viper on Tin Roller Skates." He was a poet and
he did NOT mean it mean. (I caught that from him. The poet part. I don't do it
any more. Doesn't get you far!)

When he was young he worked in a lumber camp and at night when all the guys
were sitting around chewin' and smokin' and drinkin', my dad would sit and memorize
the dictonery! It came in handy because he later became a journalist.

He did find plenty of time to do the other stuff too. Waaaaaaaay too much time. rolleyes
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