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Were you raised in a barn?

Posted Wednesday, August 4, 2010, at 10:01 PM

Did you ever hear that question as you were growing up? I did -- either from my father or grandmother. It came when I had left an outside door open and I knew to close that door.

Characters on TV shows are always coming in the front door and leaving it standing open. I saw it just last night, and I have seen it many times over the years. Why do they do that? It's so logical to close the door once you are inside. Are they afraid the fake wall will fall in case the closing is a little too hard?

Things aren't necessarily done on TV like we do them at home. How many times have you been in a group of 4 and eaten on only 3 sides of the table? Oops, I forgot. We don't have a camera on us at home. No reality TV here, thank goodness.

It doesn't matter what those characters do for a living. Their homes are usually spotless. Does a maid come in during the daytime and clean everything? I have yet to hear a detective say he or she can't go to the bar because all the clothes are dirty and the laundry must be done. Yet I don't see them stopping at the cleaners. When do they shop for groceries?

It's must really be true that TV and the movies are only make-believe.


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Have you ever noticed when a man and woman are dining in an expensive restaurant on television how alot of the time the woman will only eat 2 or 3 bites of food and be done? Or how almost everyone that talks on a telephone never says goodbye at the end of a conversation, they just finish their sentence and hang up the phone? And one that bothers me the most is how a woman will be running away from a killer that is walking slow and she will almost always fall down then lay there screaming "Please dont kill me". Ive got news for you, I would set a new worlds record in running if I were being chased by a slow killer or any killer for that fact or I would just put a big dent in his head with a brick.

I love watching the old episodes of things like Star Trek just to see the fake backgrounds especially when they are outside. Like Kirk or Spock really can pick up a boulder and fling it at an alien...lol.

-- Posted by AmericanWoman on Thu, Aug 5, 2010, at 8:45 AM

Been there and done that,ma'am.Those were the days that were created for us to have something to remember and talk about in our old age, I guess. Chasing flies out of the house with a towel before a meal, "fanning" a door to try to draw a little cooler air into the house before going to bed, and in the winter, going into the kitchen in the morning and breaking a thin skim of ice on the water that was drawn the night before.

I remember shopping for a bag of flour, not only for the brand, but also for the design on the bag,as it would be used later to make a shirt, or to "piece" a quilt top. You didn't throw away any grease, what was not used in cooking was used in making lye soap. I never saw an electric washing machine until I was 14 years old.

I have churned milk in a standard crock churn, and in the absence of a churn, have shook it in a wide mouth gallon jug, till the butter was made. Now that will put some sho'nuff tiredness on you.

Probably most of today's younger generation would shudder at the prospect of living through such times, but I think that a large number of my generation would join me when I say, in agreement with Ronnie Milsap, "I Wouldn't Have Missed It For The World".

-- Posted by ilikeoldsongs on Thu, Aug 5, 2010, at 8:47 AM

ilikeoldsongs, You have a way of stirring my memory from days past, and good memories at that.

I can remember when we were have all the family in for a Sunday dinner (lunch) and we would spread the dinner across sawhorses with oak boards on them. The men folks would cut a branch from a tree and we would use it to blow the flies off the meal. Also that was a refreshing experience to wash your face and hands from the bucket that had just had the skim of ice broken.

I can remember making butter in my Grandmother's cedar churn, and also making it in a wide mouth gallon jug. Daddy always brought buttermilk from the cheese plant for just that purpose. Daddy always kept a wide mouth gallon jug of buttermilk in the bottom of the stand up Coke machine at the service station. I wonder how many of you can remember getting butter in a plastic bag and having to break the little red dot inside the pack before mixing it up real good?

By the way, I have started to write down some of the Middle Tennessee Country Colloquialisms from my youth so they will not be lost to our children's children. Things like "you need to lick that calf over again", "running around like a chicken with it's head wrung off", "bull in a china shop", and the one Betty Brown mentioned.

Good memories.

-- Posted by leeiii on Thu, Aug 5, 2010, at 9:22 AM

What wonderful memories and experiences, to think they are being replaced with things like a DS, and big screen TVs. Progress is taking so much away for our lives.

-- Posted by wonderwhy on Thu, Aug 5, 2010, at 9:57 AM

I also hate it when they walk away and leave a car door standing open.

-- Posted by MotherMayhem on Thu, Aug 5, 2010, at 9:59 AM

ilikeoldsongs, yes, those were the days. I, too, had to churn butter, and when the old churn crock got a crack in it, I shook many glass jugs to produce that butter. Growing up on a farm, you are exposed to a lot of things that a lot of children don't see or even know about. When I tell my kids and grandkids the things we did on the farm, they think I grew up in the pioneer days. (I may be old, but I'm not ancient, yet). There was very little food bought at the grocery store. Vegetables and meat were never bought at the store, we grew our own. We had a gaggle of ducks that were plucked for feathers for pillows and feather beds, made our own quilts, had an apple orchard and dried the apple slices so mom could make us fried apple pies - she made the best in the world. How I miss those pies! And my Dad had a ton of those sayings like the ones already mentioned. Give me a little time and I can come up with some of the other ones.

-- Posted by ILoveRoses on Thu, Aug 5, 2010, at 10:56 AM

Feed bags have gone out of style along with down home resourcefulness and making the most of what you have. In most families we have truly become the "disposable society"

I am not guiltless here, just making an observation.

-- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Aug 5, 2010, at 11:10 AM

ILoveRoses, You sure have made my mouth start watering just thinking about those fried pies. I sure would like to have a fried apple pie right now, or even a fried peach pie. I can still remember laying out apple slices and peach slices on a piece of brown domestic cloth to dry.

-- Posted by leeiii on Thu, Aug 5, 2010, at 11:26 AM

Steve, to take your "disposable" observation to a different level than just "things", I sometimes wonder if we have, as individuals and as a society, moved away from what was once an innate part of our being, an instinctual feeling of being a part of the people around us, and a feeling that they were a part of us. I wonder if we have allowed our very core to be eroded by our seemingly endless grasping for something, that in the end, will likely prove to be no better than that which we already have.

-- Posted by ilikeoldsongs on Thu, Aug 5, 2010, at 11:46 AM

I think we, as humans need to get back to the basics. If you flip through the TV, every other show is about someone getting killed and who the killer is. Americans are becoming desensitized and dehumanized. Our children are growing up with violent video games and are being taught that everything is ok. Hard work is now a term to be used when a child is told to pick up their room. Morals, honor, and respect are out the window. Appreciation for the simple things and a good day of honest hard work is unheard of. I watch more reruns now than I did when you only had three channels and if the wind blew right you would get PBS>

-- Posted by Easton on Thu, Aug 5, 2010, at 12:12 PM

Amen to that, Easton!

-- Posted by ILoveRoses on Thu, Aug 5, 2010, at 1:23 PM

leeiii, that is what Mom did, also. But Dad would always (in a light manner) fuss at her when she would use the hood of the car to lay them in the sun to speed up the drying process. I remember her using about four thicknesses of sheets to protect the car's finish, and then the brown cloth. But Dad really indulged, as we all did, in those delicious pies. I guess we were all impatient and wanted those pies fixed pronto!

One of those terms Dad used to use was "killing dead snakes". I associated it with times he caught my 2 brothers 'killing' time and not getting their chores done. They would sneak off to the creek and go swimming or float down the creek on an inner-tube.

-- Posted by ILoveRoses on Thu, Aug 5, 2010, at 1:33 PM

Thanks ILoveRoses, I will add that one to my collection.

-- Posted by leeiii on Thu, Aug 5, 2010, at 1:48 PM

I sure missed out on a lot growing up as a "city" kid. I love listening to my husband talk about things he did growing up in the country. Chasing bats in the barn, sitting in trees eating green apples till he got sick, the itty bitty wild strawberries his mother would spend the whole day gathering to make a special short cake for one of their birthdays. She even would make her own maple syrup and mayo. One day at a family meal there was a dish of "fried chicken" that I thought had really small pieces, only later to find out it was actually fried rabbit (city girl was real glad she was too late to get any). We have lost so much through what we call "progress".

-- Posted by wonderwhy on Thu, Aug 5, 2010, at 2:08 PM

i hate going out to eat and seeing a man with a ball cap on or hat.. When i was growing up you did not do that, you took your hat off to be repectful.

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Thu, Aug 5, 2010, at 5:13 PM

Good blog!! Thanks to all that posted their memories. It takes me back to my childhood. I grew up on a farm with an outhouse, waterbucket and dipper (frozen in the winter), garden, and all the animals.

We had no TV and going to town was a rare occasion. I remember going to town once in the summer and wondering what had happened. You see, the only time I had ever been to town before, was at Christmas when the decorations were up. They were not there in the summer, so my image of town was dashed to pieces.

I think the things that we lost and need most is the closeness of family and friends. I can remember many days of picking the garden, then sitting for hours while we snapped beans, peeled potatoes, and cleaned our harvest with Mom, Dad, Grandparents and siblings working together. We had the same interaction when butchering hogs or cattle and processing them ourselves. That kind closeness and interaction is missing from todays families replaced by TV, the internet, and pursuit of money.

The question "were you raised in a barn?" was asked a lot and you knew instantly what it meant and what was expected of you. This things also seem to be missing as political correctness takes the place of personal responsibility.

I don't think television will ever be able to capture that.

-- Posted by Liveforlight on Thu, Aug 5, 2010, at 9:10 PM

How about "Don't let the cow get out" (clue for my brother to "zip up")

-- Posted by wonderwhy on Sat, Aug 7, 2010, at 4:25 PM

Remember that just because the past seems altogether near perfection to some it doesn't seem that way for those who were treated as property rather than people...

When engaging in conversation about nastalgia it is easy to remember "back when we were kids (fill in the blank) would have bever happened", but also remember the mistakes, the lessons learned and how, in many ways progress has made life better too.

It is imperative to weigh the good and the bad, because the mind has a way of only remembering the advantages of yesteryear while completely ignoring all the wrongs that have since been righted.

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Wed, Aug 11, 2010, at 5:27 PM

Im 20. I remember, Barbie, Ken, Nanopet, Idog, Apple Computer, Gateway computer, Cd Players, the loss of VCR to DVD and now DVD is going obsolete to Blu-Ray. I don't have the ahem, pleaseure of knowing anything about milking my own cow, killing my own chicken or making my own what is that butter and soap? Seriously? ya'all couldn't have just gone to the general store. I know you had those. Ive seen them in museums! Im probably ruffiling a few tail feathers by saying my piece but, I wonder if you guys didn't make it that hard on yourselfs just so you could gripe about it for the next fifty years. Seriously if one more older person tells me how he did it in his day, Im gonna scream! I was NOT THERE IN YOUR DAY SIR! I CANNOT HELP THE FACT THAT YOU WALKED FIVE MILES TO SCHOOL UPHILL BOTH WAYS. If you didnt like that you should've ridden a mule or something I don't know. But I just think it's wrong that elderly people want to blame there hard lives on us younger generation. "Kids and young adults these days don't have any common sense." "There a waste of space." "Youth is truely wasted on the young" HELLO!!!!!! YA'ALL ARE THE ONES WHO MADE THIS GENERATION. WE DIDN'T GET HERE BY IPOD TELEPORT. YOU MADE US NOW YOU WANT TO GRIPE. IF YOU PLANTED THE TREE DON'T BE MAD IF IT DOESN'T GROW WHAT YOU WANTED. HOWS THAT????

-- Posted by freakyfriday on Wed, Aug 11, 2010, at 7:40 PM

Me and all my friends, we're all misunderstood, they say we stand for nothin and theres no way we ever could..we see everything thats going wrong with the world and those who lead it, we just feel that we don't have the means to rise above and beat it so we keep on waitin, waitin on the world to change, we keep on waitin, waitin on the world to change. Its not that we don't care, we just know that the fight is theres. So we keep awaitin waitin on the world to change. now if we had the power to bring our brothers home from war, they wouldda never missed a chrsitmas no more ribbons on the doors. its hard to beat the system when your standin at a distance, when you trust your televison what you get is what you got cause when they own the information ooohhhh they can mend it all they want-

****GREAT AND VERY EXPLANTORY SONG ABOUT ******MY**** GENERATION!!!!! If you don't understand the youth of today. Give this song a listen,,,,it will open your eyes.

Song Title:

Waitin On The World To Change-John Mayer.

-- Posted by freakyfriday on Wed, Aug 11, 2010, at 7:46 PM

Aww, isn't that cute - fweakyfwiday is sooo gwumpy! Maybe a warm bottle and a long nap would help.

Seriously though, what is the harm in nostalgic reminiscing? I doubt the intention is to be critical of your generation, or you personally. I would resist the temptation to make it about you, or your generation. Believe it or not, everything in this world does not center around your "Baby On Board" generation.

There is an undeniable gap between the several generations alive today, but in spite of those differences, much about us remains the same. One of those similarities is the fact that nothing (or no one) is forever. You see, as we (a collective we) get older, much of what has defined our lives either changes or is taken away, particularly given the changes of the recent past. It is the memory of those things that brings comfort, all the more so when the memories are shared and even further sparked by another's thoughts.

If you are fortunate enough to survive, you will undoubtedly be telling tales of your old-fashioned computer that was similar to the one you just saw at the museum and how much harder it was for you to actually have to physically attend school every day as opposed to taking web-based classes. You will also find yourself looking back and remembering people who are no longer with you and missing not only them, but also the times and environments that you shared with them.

Yes, you could view the ramblings of these "elderly" people as a waste of time, or even as an insult to your intelligence, but I suggest you cherish the memories they share, especially those of the people that you know and love. Soon enough, a memory of a memory is all that will be left.

-- Posted by memyselfi on Thu, Aug 12, 2010, at 8:47 AM

Does freakyfriday know anything about hard times, or live during the great depression when there was little food available in stores, gas rationing, no electricity? My dear, you have NO clue !! For those of us that did not have money for 'store-bought' soap or butter, we had to make those items in order to have them. Believe it or not, those times were relatively simple compared to everything in today's society and generation. WE worked hard for everything we had, and it did not come easy. It did mean hard work, being frugal with what we had, and learning to appreciate what we gained. To look back on those days now, I appreciate them more and more. It is our heritage and our lives and a most rewarding time to learn how to survive with little and appreciate those around us that taught us these things. So if you didn't want to hear about some of us "old folks" reminiscing about our younger days - you didn't have to read it. Go listen to your IPod.

-- Posted by ILoveRoses on Thu, Aug 12, 2010, at 9:48 AM

I think freakyfriday and darrick bring up a couple of good point albeit a bit off topic. Also, darrick must think we are over 150 yrs old since the 1860's is the last time people were considered property.

freaky seems "madder than a wet hen" and I can remember when I was twenty thinking that the older generation just didn't understand. The mention of "My Generation" which was written in 1965 for my generation bares witness to that.

darrick is right in that we do tend to remember the good things much more than the bad and that there has been a lot of progress. Let's face it, we wouldn't go to the grocery store for our food unless it was easier and central ehat and air, man that sure beats an old fan or cutting firewood to stay warm.

freakyfridays' point about the older generation having some blame is also valid. We didn't have a TV when I was young, but it wasn't because we couldn't afford one, it was because my Dad wouln't allow one in the house. That made us mad and rebellious at the time, but now I find myslef turning ours off to protect the innocent minds of our children.

There is point where you can no longer blame someone else for your situation and you have to take responsiblity for you own actions. For me, that was somewhere between age 25-30 after being on my own long enough to realize that the real world doesn't care how I was raised and that no one else was going to provide for me.

I also realized that the reason I couldn't relate to the older generation was because I had never been older. Once I saw many of the things they had told me happening, I began to realize that the older I got the smarter they got.

I do like to remember a simpler time, the good times and even the bad. I also believe it is important for the older generation to be patient with the younger and realize that they haven't been where you are...yet. At the same time it is important for the younger to have respect for the older because they will be the older ones some day too.

-- Posted by Liveforlight on Thu, Aug 12, 2010, at 12:18 PM

mymyselfi why are you talking like you were IN the only great depression of the world? Hello stupid,,,,we're in a great depression right now! Retard. And whoever said "I need a warm bottle and a nap" considering your taking up for old folks I assume your an old person yourself. Older then me at least and if that's the case why are you being immature? I thought you old people had everything allll figured out. I thought life was totally in YOUR court and you guys know everything. Or at least that's how you act. Just because I wasn't born in the crappiest time in this country doesn't mean that I am a bad person stupid. Me go listen to my IPOD? how about YOU go back to the forties and do the jitterbug right out of this town you freakin loser. Shut up. Didn't nobody ask for your opinion. Geez for such an old fart you sure do talk trash like a young adult.....aaaww maybe mr geriatric is trying to re-live his glory days (like he ever had any) shut your face and quit trying to play games with younger people. You'll just make yourself look stupid-er.

-- Posted by freakyfriday on Fri, Aug 13, 2010, at 12:26 PM

You stupid retartd,,,,,,"Baby on board" generation. Heck yeah, I've got a son. He's the light of my life, and I won't teach him to be an ignorant racist, or enslave people or that people of a certain color are lower then he is. LIKE YOU PROBABLY TAUGHT YOUR KIDS. If your being derogatory toward the young mothers, take a look around and remember the baby boom after the war back a long time ago. You old farts used to have babies at 12 yrs old. So don't give me no garbage. If you would've pulled your head out of your 4th point of contact maybe you guys would've noticed that your kids were running around getting pregnant. We only got pregnant b/c you didn't watch your kids like you were supposed to. Leave my generation alone. If you were born before ninteen eighty nine your an old retarted fart that needs to vist a nursing home pronto before your alzhemiers gets the best of you and you wonder out into the street.

-- Posted by freakyfriday on Fri, Aug 13, 2010, at 4:57 PM

Back in the 30s we had turnip greens for desert.

-- Posted by Grits on Fri, Aug 13, 2010, at 6:49 PM

Judging by your most recent tantrum, I don't guess that nap, or the bottle, helped you at all. Could it be that your diaper is soiled? Maybe you just need a good ole fashion 'pankin.

I was so pleased that you gave me opportunity to make myself look "stupid-er" but you gave me so much to work with, I don't even know where to start.

The first thing that I should point out is the extent that your lackluster, and even comedic, outburst was lacking. I have seen better fits thrown by newborns. You should be ashamed if that is the best you have to offer. I guess that is all I should expect from someone your age though. Seriously, folks your age loathe investing much effort into anything that does not offer instant gratification and a high degree of utility.

2nd - This "depression" does not compare to several in our history, most recently "The Great Depression" that some people commenting here actually lived through. If you believe for an instance that they are the same, by any measure, please take some time and look up the differences independently.

3rd - I was not "taking up for old folks"; my advice was directed at you, and ultimately for your benefit. Again, I should not have expected someone your age to understand the value of experiences that are not your own.

4th - I am exactly twice your age, which makes me just young enough to enjoy aggravating your existential anger, and just old enough to do it well.

5th - I have learned that an immature demeanor is the best way to communicate with your generation. For some reason, it resonates well with your group.

6th - No one has "it all figured out" nor will they. Just because people get older is not an indication that they have control over anything. As a matter of fact, the vast majority of people who will read your rants know very well that the "ball is not in their court."

7th - Some would argue that you were in fact born in one of the crappiest times in this country, but you are exactly right, the decade of your birth does not make you a "bad person" - it is your attitude that does.

8th - I can "talk trash" with the best of them. However, it is not an attempt to relive my "glory days" "as if I ever had any" it is a result of what I learned searching for those elusive "glory days".

9th - "Baby on Board" refers to the changing societal roles of children culminating a little before your birth. It was during this time that children gained considerably more attention and became more of a familial focal point, with a much higher level of concern displayed by parental and authoritative figures as compared to the degree afforded earlier generations.

10th - Again, you automatically seek the most negative lens with which to relate to anything. I do not care either way when you had a child. I was a teenage parent, so what? Do you have a point, or do you want a cookie?

11th - Actually, a 12 year old mother has always been somewhat of an anomaly, even here in Tennessee. While average ages vary with trends, the US has always been fairy conservative regarding marrying/childbirth age.

12th - You will be happy to know that my children are not racist, xenophobic, or jingoistic. You however appear to be harboring a serious prejudice directed exclusively toward temporally challenged individuals.

13th - Give me a break! Do you seriously believe that you, or your generation, is the first to experience the hardship of living? Every person who has lived since the beginning of recorded history has intimate knowledge of the alienation, disillusionment, and frustration that you appear to be so pissed off about. The difference is that most adults are not so spoiled and self-centered as to think no one else could possibly understand.

I downloaded the song you claim to relate to so well, but it is not quite as good as many of the ones that came before it with the exact same sentiment. You see, it is nothing but a rehash of been there - done that. Maybe if you would listen to your elders once in a while, you would realize that, and then finally stop wasting your time lamenting your own miserable existence.

I do not doubt the difficulties in your life. Why do you feel the need to discount everyone else's? Is it that your's are the only ones that matter? Maybe when you mature a bit, and get over yourself, you will realize that understanding is a two-way street.

-- Posted by memyselfi on Fri, Aug 13, 2010, at 8:46 PM

"Heck yeah, I've got a son. He's the light of my life, and I won't teach him to be an ignorant racist, or enslave people or that people of a certain color are lower then he is."

"If you were born before ninteen eighty nine your an old retarted fart that needs to vist a nursing home pronto before your alzhemiers gets the best of you and you wonder out into the street."

-- Posted by freakyfriday on Fri, Aug 13, 2010, at 4:57 PM

Freaky? Can you not see how biggoted and hypocritical these two statement are? You are descriminating against the elderly. Why? Because you are so right?

No one on this blog took any pot shots at you or your generation. Yet you took it upon yourself to begin to attack those you see as beneath you (elderly).

Children learn by example. Think yours might be like you when your 40 and he's 20?

Just food for thought.

-- Posted by Liveforlight on Sat, Aug 14, 2010, at 12:27 AM

Never invite a lady wearing a thick velvet dress to sit where the cat sat.

-- Posted by Grits on Sat, Aug 14, 2010, at 7:26 AM

leeiii,I got to thinkin' about some old sayings that I seldom if ever hear anymore. You probably have most, if not all of them written down already, but I'll pass them along just in case you might have missed one.

My Dad, sometimes in jest, and sometimes not, has threatened to "clean my plow", on occassion. He was also fond of the expression "Larrupin' good eatin'",and frequently referred to peanuts as "goobers', and hens eggs as "cackle berries". He would tell you that ice on the ground would "throw you for a loop" if you were not careful.

A couple of my Mother's favorite sayings were "a stitch in time saves nine", and "I'll be John Brown".

I heard someone say once that so and so was so mean that "he would probably push baby ducks into a creek". And another time I heard a fella say that some other dude was so low down that "he could walk under a snake's belly".

I've been down so low emotionally a few times in life, that I felt like I "had to reach up to touch bottom".

Another seldom heard expression is "slick as snot on a door knob". Can't imagine why that one's not more popular than it is.

Seems no one uses the expression "like a duck on a June Bug" any more. And don't know when was the last time I heard someone vow to do something even "if it hair lips the devil".

-- Posted by ilikeoldsongs on Sat, Aug 14, 2010, at 2:08 PM

ilikeoldsongs, I have just started my list so it is still rather short. At one time or another I have heard every one that you mentioned except "pushing baby ducks in the creek", and "slick as snot on a door knob". Thanks for the additions.

-- Posted by leeiii on Sat, Aug 14, 2010, at 5:01 PM

leeiii, here are a couple I remember my Dad using:

"as fine as frog hair"

"by the skin of your teeth"

"it don't amount to a hill of beans"

-- Posted by ILoveRoses on Sat, Aug 14, 2010, at 5:29 PM

One more I just thought of:

an exasperated substitute teacher once told our 7th grade class the some "didn't know beans from bird eggs."

-- Posted by ILoveRoses on Sat, Aug 14, 2010, at 5:34 PM

ILoveRoses, Thanks for your contributions.

-- Posted by leeiii on Sat, Aug 14, 2010, at 6:17 PM

Another way to describe a beautiful woman:"she's cuter than a bug's ear".

-- Posted by Grits on Sun, Aug 15, 2010, at 10:45 AM

leeiii, a few more sayings that drifted through my mind in the past few hours, probably all of which you are familiar with.

Scarce as hens teeth.

Fit as a fiddle.

Crazy like a fox.

The fox that finds it lies close behind it.

Don't get too big for your britches.

Got ants in your pants?

Got a bee in your bonnet?

One year seeds, seven years weeds.

If you had a brain, you'd be dangerous.

Use your head for something beside to hold your ears apart.

I feel for you...but I can't reach you.

If a jay bird had your brain it would fly backwards.

When they passed out brains, he thought they said trains, and asked for a slow one.

Like a fish out of water.

Birds of a feather flock together.

If wishes were horses beggars would ride.

Wish in one hand and spit in the other, and see which gets full quicker.

Don't make a mountain out of a mole hill.

Don't ever bet on another man's tricks.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Just a tempest in a teapot.

She's as pretty as a speckled pup.

I wouldn't want to be in his shoes.

I could stretch a mile...if I didn't have to walk back.

Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink.

The world is my oyster.

No need to cry over spilled milk.

That's water under the bridge.

Don't throw the baby out with the bath water.

Let a sleeping dog lie.

-- Posted by ilikeoldsongs on Sun, Aug 15, 2010, at 12:31 PM

Thanks ilikeoldsongs.

-- Posted by leeiii on Sun, Aug 15, 2010, at 2:42 PM

"ilikeoldsongs" one of your sayings (If wishes were horses beggars would ride.) was part of a comment my grandmother would use.

"If wishes were horses then beggars would ride. If "ifs" and "ands" were pot and pans there'd be no need for tinkers."

A co-worker used to baffle us with the saying, "Happy as a dead pig in the sun." We never had heard it before and to this day aren't sure what it means. The only other time I've heard that phrase was when I was in Mississippi and a radio commentator on a local show used it. Anyone heard this one before or know what it means?

-- Posted by amalphia on Sun, Aug 15, 2010, at 11:41 PM

Hello everyone,

I'm the owner of this page. My cousin posted all of those hate filled messages. I personally don't care about any generation or how much they may or may not know. I live my life to make myself happy and take care of those I love. Not to argue with people on the internet.

-- Posted by freakyfriday on Tue, Aug 17, 2010, at 2:28 AM


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Was it real, or was it a hoax?
(6 ~ 7:22 PM, Jan 15)