In Days Gone By
A good friend sent me the following. I laughed because I was family with all of these old saying and expressions. They are gone these days.
- Be sure to refill the ice trays, we're going to have company.
- Watch for the postman, I want to get this letter to Willie in the mail today .
- Quit slamming the screen door when you go out!
- Be sure and pull the windows down when you leave, it looks like a shower is coming up.
- Don't forget to wind the clock before you go to bed.
- Wash your feet before you go to bed, you've been playing outside all day barefooted.
- Why can't you remember to roll up your britches legs? Getting them caught in the bicycle chain so many times is tearing them up.
- You have torn the knees out of that pair of pants so many times there is nothing left to put a patch on.
Don't you go outside with your school clothes on!
- Go comb your hair, it looks like the rats have nested in it all night.
- Be sure and pour the cream off the top of the milk when you open the new bottle.
- Take that empty bottle to the store with you so you won't have to pay a deposit on another one.
- Put a dish towel over the cake so the flies won't get on it.
- Quit jumping on the floor! I have a cake in the oven and you are going to make it fall if you don't quit!
- Let me know when the Fuller Brush man comes by, I need to get a few things from him.
- You boys stay close by, the car may not start and I will need you to help push it off.
- There's a dollar in my purse, get 5 gallons of gas when you go to town.
- Open the back door and see if we can get a breeze through here, it is getting hot.
- You can walk to the store; it won't hurt you to get some exercise.
- If you pull that stunt again, I am going to wear you out!
- Don't lose that button; I'll sew it back on after a while.
- Wash under your neck before you come to the table, you have beads of dirt and sweat all under there.
- Get out from under the sewing machine; pumping it messes up the thread!
- Be sure and fill the lamps this morning so we don't have to do that tonight in the dark.
- Here, take this old magazine to the toilet with you when you go, we are almost out of paper out there.
- Go out to the well and draw a bucket of water so I can wash dishes.
- No! I don't have 10 cents for you to go to the show. Do you think money grows on trees?
- Eat those turnips, they'll make you big and strong like your daddy.
- That dog is NOT coming in this house! I don't care how cold it is out there, dogs don't stay in the house.
- Sit still! I'm trying to get your hair cut straight and you keep moving and it is all messed up.
- Hush your mouth! I don't want to hear words like that! I'll wash your mouth out with soap!
- It is time for your system to be cleaned out. I am going to give you a dose of castor oil tonight.
- If you get a spanking in school and I find out about it, you'll get another one when you get home.
- Quit crossing your eyes! They will get stuck that way!
- Soak your foot in this pan of kerosene so that bad cut won't get infected.
- When you take your driving test, don't forget to signal each turn.
Left arm straight out the window for a left turn;
left arm bent up at the elbow for a right turn;
and straight down to the side of the door when you are going to stop.
- It's: 'Yes Ma'am!' and 'No Ma'am!' to me, young man, and don't you forget it!
- Y'all come back now, ya hear.
Yesterday we cut the cake and it was delicious. The picture shows 73 year old granddaddy with the cake. I ate a good size piece, but there’s plenty left for Kevin, Lesley, Kara and Zachary, and anybody else that might drop by today.
I appreciate the phone calls, cards, and emails from family and friends. Thanks so much!
I regret some of you are young and don’t remember these above expressions and the memories they bring.
Going to high school in the 1950s was great fun and gave us “oldsters” a wonderful perspective of life.
the presence of a happy family
all wrapped up in each other.
Joke of the Day
A young woman visits her parents and brings her fiancé to meet them. After an elaborate dinner, the mother tells her husband to find out about the young man. The father invites the fiancée to his library for a drink.
“So what are your plans?” The father asks the young man.
“I am a Torah scholar.” He says.
“A Torah scholar, Hmmm,” the father says. “Admirable, but what will you do to provide a nice house for my daughter to live in, as she is accustomed to?”
“I will study,” the young man said, and God will provide for us.”
“And how will you buy her a beautiful engagement ring, such as she deserves?” asks the father.
“I will concentrate on my studies,” the young man replies, “God will provide for us.”
“And children?” asks the father. “How will you support children?”
“Don’t worry, sir, God will provide,” replies the fiancé.
The conversation continues like this, and each time the father questions, the young idealist insist that God will provide.
Later, the mother asks, “How did it go, Honey?” The father answers, “He has no job and no plans, but the good news is he thinks I’m God.”