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    Momma always said ...

    What words of wisdom did your parents instill in you that surface just when you need them?

    What words/principles do you hope to instill in your children's hearts and minds?

    "Life is like a box of chocolatesss You never know what your gonna get"



      "You gotta eat a peck of dirt before you die."

      "Every dog has its day."

      "A man that can be stolen will be stolen." (That means not to bother with another woman's man.)

      "I'll rip off your leg and beat you with the bloody end of it!"

      "You have to suffer for beauty."

      "You may not be a princess, but they can't keep you from walking like one." (She was actually a little off on that one. [img]/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] )

      C5/6 incomplete, injured Aug. 2000
      Does This Wheelchair Make My Ass Look Fat?


        LOL, Mike ... stupid is as stupid does! [img]/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]


          From my husbands grandmother:

          Well, you can just be mad till you get glad.
          "Oh Lord, bless me indeed, enlarge my territory, that your hand would be with me, keep me from evil, so that I will not cause pain."


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            From Mama:

            You can catch more flies with honey, than vinegar. [img]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

            The man is the head of the house, but the woman is the neck that turns the head! (I always liked that one a lot!) [img]/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

            When you don't want to answer someone's question, just answer with a question such as "why do you ask?"...this one is lots of fun! [img]/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

            Don't invest in someone more than they are willing to invest in you. [img]/forum/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img]

            Don't pick your nose and then wipe it on the church pew! [img]/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

            From Daddy:

            Never sit with your back to the door. [img]/forum/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img]

            Never point a gun at someone unless your intention is to kill them, and treat ALL guns as if they are loaded. [img]/forum/images/smilies/eek.gif[/img]

            If you can't say something nice just be quiet. [img]/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif[/img]

            There is more than one way to skin a rabbit. [img]/forum/images/smilies/eek.gif[/img] (I don't like the sound of that, but it's true. It just means, don't limit yourself, or box yourself into something that isn't working for you. [img]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]).


              Nice girls are going to heaven, bad girls are coming wherever they want.

              Stand up for your rights.

              And typical Norwegian Put the finger in the ground and see where you are coming from.
              TH 12, 43 years post


                Here are some of mine:

                Feelings are not facts.

                It's just a thing (whenever I'd break/wreck something)

                Sex is a beautiful gift from God, don't make it dirty (at 12 when I was caught giving the finger to a kid in the neighborhood)

                When life gives you lemons, make lemonade

                Whenever you're scared, smile!

                What people say about you says a lot more about them than it does about you

                You can tell a lot about a person by how clean/dirty their bathroom is

                Kill em with kindness

                Take people at face value ...

                Actions speak louder than words

                Don't chase the boys

                Sometimes you just have to yell, "Sh*t!" LOL


                  couple I got from my Dad.

                  1) Sunshines on a dogs ass once in awhile.

                  2) Never assume cause you make an ass out of u and me

                  3) You ever raise your hand to a lady its like doing it to your mother and ill beat you when you get home..(most important 1)


                    "One of these days, these days will be the good ole days"

                    "It takes two to start a fight"

                    "Just wait till your daddy gets home!"


                      From Mom:
                      1. If something is the truth it is told the same way everytime it's told. A lie will change and never be told the same way twice.

                      2. If your gonna lie you better learn how to do it first.

                      3. Be careful what you wish for because you just might get it.

                      4. What mom doesn't know won't hurt her but there's not very much that mom doesn't know.

                      From Dad:
                      1. If more than one person knows something it's not a secret.

                      2. Save at least 10% of every dollar you ever earn. (I wish I could afford to do that.)


                        I remember being told quite often ...

                        "Little girls should be seen and not heard."

                        yeah whateva ...
                        Roses are red. Tacos are enjoyable. Don't blame immigrants, because you're unemployable.

                        T-11 Flaccid Paraplegic due to TM July 1985 @ age 12


                          Don't wear underwear with holes in it.

                          As a little girl, she told me that if I made my bed without any wrinkles, a nice man would want to marry me. [img]/forum/images/smilies/eek.gif[/img] [img]/forum/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img] [img]/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] (pre-women's lib brainwashing at its best)

                          Keep your bacon fat in a coffee can under the sink. [img]/forum/images/smilies/confused.gif[/img]

                          That if I learned to play the piano, a nice man would want to marry me. [img]/forum/images/smilies/confused.gif[/img]

                          Be careful what marital problems you tell me about because you'll forgive him in 24 hours, but I'll hate him for the rest of his life.


                            Don't stare at handicapped people.

                            If I can see it, then I can do it. If I believe it, there's nothing to it.


                              From my Mom:
                              "When you're 25 you'll realize I'm right about everything"(she was BTW)

                              From my Dad:
                              "If I want something out of you, I'll turn you upside down and shake it out" (I'd put that in the "wiseass" category)
                              Do not live your life in fear of your own government because the moment that you do, is the moment they rule you.