Wednesday, March 25, 2009

So The Saying Goes.....

I have been wanting to do a post with just sayings that I remember from people that used to be in my life and aren't anymore. Here goes ... with some explanation. Some sayings are self-explanatory and I will give no explanation.

These are all from my father...
1) Oh, happy day! (Whenever he was happy about something. Sometimes he clapped his hands along with it).
2) I know where my bread is buttered. (This was in regards to why we had to drive a Studebaker when all my friends parents drove cool cars. He worked at Studebaker's).
3) Don't cry over spilled milk. It could have been beer.
4) You have a champagne taste with a beer pocketbook.
5) A fool and his money.... (talking about my brother buying another antique).
6) Hey, I went on a diet one time (for a day).
7) You can go broke saving money. (his thought on buying something you didn't need and can't afford just because it was on sale).
8) My public awaits!!!! (He would be dressed in his police uniform with his lunch packed in a brown paper grocery bag and ready to leave for work)
9) He's only 15,16,17,18,22,26... (referring to my older brother that constantly tormented me and my other brother (the painter).

These are from my Grandmother Ball (the Montana homesteader/seamstress)...
1) I'm not hungry now, but if I don't eat it, I won't get any. (Referring to my constantly hungry older brothers).
2) We need a revolving door put on this kitchen (also referring to my brothers coming back into the kitchen before she could even get it cleaned up after dinner).

These are from my World History Teacher (she is discussed in a previous post "Room 100")
1) If you read trash, you will be trash.
2) The more you know, the more you know you don't know.
3) If you waste time, time will waste you.

I was wondering today what saying my daughters might remember me by. I came up with a couple....
1) Having you two girls is the best thing I ever did.
2) My life didn't even start until I gave birth to you and your sister.
I highly doubt that either will remember me saying those things but I did.

So, the other day Danielle was talking about how I hate throwing away food (this stems from my Depression Era father I'm sure) She told me she hates to throw out food because she knows that I will search through the trash and look it over and wonder why she threw such perfectly good food away. She came up with this saying, "Well the WHOLE STRAWBERRY isn't rotten!!! Nice.


Anonymous said...


I like your teacher's quotes and your dad sounds like a fun guy.

Roshni Mitra Chintalapati said...

Beautiful! Your dad was one wise man! If you don't mind, I'm going to copy these down to remind me!

My dad also comes from the WWII era and cannot stand to see even a morsel of rice left over in our plates!

Am adding you to my blogroll!

Jeanne said...

And right you are about that strawberry!

I may steal this theme -- you made me remember one my first husband used to say. I'll have to see if I can come up with any others.

Andrea said...

Great post! Love your teacher's quotes...and lessons/sayings from Dad's are always the best, aren't they? :)

What A Card said...

Hee, great quotes! And I love the strawberry one. While my mom taught us kids many important things, the one we always tease her and say is the best advice she gave us is "Good girls don't eat cat sh**". (For the record, that advice was originally given to one of our dogs, who, you guessed it, thought the kitty litter box was an all-you-can-eat buffet. But we've adopted that advice as a good all-around life lesson!)

T said...

These were all great quotes! Love your dads the best!

jackie said...

Thanks for the giggle. My Mom said most of these as well.

Debbie said...

I love these. Especially the one about going broke my saving money. That is so true!