Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Question

What was your mother or father's favorite expression when you were a kid... one that might be outdated now. OR one that you now find yourself saying too! Or just the one that makes you chuckle!

As per prior post, NBHS Zebra posed above question on her Facebook Status Update. I guess when I wrote:

The only one that comes quickly to mind was my mother asking: If your friends jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge would you want to do that too? She was also as likely to have said "you'll get pneumonia" and "you'll break your neck".

As an adult, I remember her saying often "Give and spend and the Lord will send" about her money philosophy.

Later comment:

I attribute "If you see someone without a smile, give them one of your own," to my mom, but do not think she ever said it in those words. Oh, two came to mind: Act your age, and You're older, you should know better.

Other things mom said would come back to me as I read comments from other Brunswick graduates.

Mom also said "night, night, sleep tight, don't let the Cootie bugs bite, pleasant dreams" (dreaming of cootie bugs?) She also said "You can if you're able" ~ I think. Maybe it was "You may if you are able," meaning I was to say "May I go play with...", not "Can I go outside?".

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