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I always really miss my mom about this time of year...when everyone else is celebrating.

But have been thinking about her and some of the 'sayings' that she had/said to me while growing up......

"Wreck of the Hespers" -- (which when investigated should have been wreck of the hesperus ---a poem by Longfellow) now.....you could look like the 'wreck of the hespers'..........or the house....or the yard........just about anything.

The other that I thought of this week was: something looks like a 'rats nest'.........this was usually your hair! I laughed as I wondered just how many rats nests my mom ever saw.

What about you........in honor of Mother's Day......what are some of the 'sayings' your mom used to/on you while growing up???
Are you using those same ones on your children?
 

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Glad you have these great memories!!

Need to think about this one as she passed away over 35 years ago and was a very quiet person!! Hmmmm now....
 
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"A lady does not drink or smoke."

Would you believe, when I see a woman smoking, I automatically think, "Well, she's certainly no lady!"

It is really ingrained in my brain.
 

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Pretty is as pretty does....
 
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"A lady does not drink or smoke."

Would you believe, when I see a woman smoking, I automatically think, "Well, she's certainly no lady!"

It is really ingrained in my brain.
"Go Play in The Street" was a very often repeated phrase in our house. ;)
And are you using these saying on your kids?

Love hearing what some of the common sayings were..........that may not be so anymore.
 

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So and so (a child) is having it on their stoips. It meant a child was acting nutty and crazy (mostly my brother) and had too much energy to burn. I always used it when DS was little. :)
 
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Ahhh, I like that FW and so true! :)
 

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My mom always said 'She's busy as a merchant marine'....or a 'cranberry merchant'....I have always imagined that the 2 of those were really, really busy....lol.

She also always said 'don't judge another too harshly until you've walked a mile in their shoes' (I know that's not original to her but she repeated it often).

I miss my mom this time of year too.......:sigh:
 

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I lost my Mom a month ago so this is going to be a very hard Mother's Day for me. I've spent a lot of time these last couple of weeks remembering all the wonderful things about her.......I miss her so very much!

Some of the things she always said....

"don't worry so much, things always have a way of working out for the best."
"don't expect things from others you aren't willing to do yourself"
"I'll love you forever and ever....no matter what!"
 

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I lost my Mom a month ago so this is going to be a very hard Mother's Day for me. I've spent a lot of time these last couple of weeks remembering all the wonderful things about her.......I miss her so very much!

Some of the things she always said....

"don't worry so much, things always have a way of working out for the best."
"don't expect things from others you aren't willing to do yourself"
"I'll love you forever and ever....no matter what!"
calimom, I'm so sorry you lost your mom. It's so hard when we lose the people we love so much, but mothers especially take a big piece of our hearts with them when they pass. I know you miss her terribly, but you do have your memories, and nobody or anything can take that from you. I hope you share them with your own family. Remembering your mom with others will truly help you heal.

Hugs!

theresa :)
 

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My mom always said 'She's busy as a merchant marine'....or a 'cranberry merchant'...

I miss my mom this time of year too.......:sigh:
Yes, my mom used the 'cranberry merchant' saying too :laugh: I had forgotten that one!

I lost my Mom a month ago so this is going to be a very hard Mother's Day for me. I've spent a lot of time these last couple of weeks remembering all the wonderful things about her.......I miss her so very much!
I, too, am sorry calimomx2. We have the memories though.

It has been about 7 years for me and it is only getting slightly easier. I truly hate Mother's Day for that reason and the fact, that I always called and talked to only her on MD. I think MD will always leave a bigger hole in my heart than the day she died....3 days after their 65 year anniversary.
 

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My Grandmother~very much my Mother in countless ways

Go air yourself out~means go outside and play
As slow as molasses in January

My Mother

A place for everything and everything in its place
 

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I lost my Mom a month ago so this is going to be a very hard Mother's Day for me. I've spent a lot of time these last couple of weeks remembering all the wonderful things about her.......I miss her so very much!

Some of the things she always said....

"don't worry so much, things always have a way of working out for the best."
"don't expect things from others you aren't willing to do yourself"
"I'll love you forever and ever....no matter what!"
:cheerup:Hang in there.....the first of everything is very difficult.....
It's been 3 years since my mom died, on her 80th birthday in Feb. .
Just keep on keepin' on, hanging on to the precious memories and before long you'll realize that she really does live on in you and all of those that loved her. Everyday will get a teensy, tiny bit easier.
 

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Oh Polly.lol That was dad he said.
"What are you kids doing hanging around the house on such a beautiful day. Why don't you kids go outside and blow some of the stink off ya." (translation-my ballgames about to start and your noisy).
Let's do a dad one at Fathers Day. That will be colorful.
 

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My Mom used to always say Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Usually so fast that they all blended together. She said this so much that I am suprised that they weren't my first words. Also my parents had the brilliant idea of naming us all with L's-Linda, Lisa, Laurie and Liane, so she was always calling us by the wrong name-lol.
 

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Also my parents had the brilliant idea of naming us all with L's-Linda, Lisa, Laurie and Liane, so she was always calling us by the wrong name-lol.
This is all soooo funny. Liane, I don't think that had much to do with the letter.....just a parent thing. Both my parents would do a 'rundown' for name......they would say the first syllable of each name until they got to the right one!! :laugh: What was funny is that it always started with the oldest.

Let's do a dad one at Fathers Day. That will be colorful.
I would go for that but mine post might have to have quite a few 'symbols' in some of them. :laugh:

My dad was the only one that would swear......sometimes....but my mother ---as us kids used to say: "wouldn't say sh** if she had a mouthful!" If she was REALLY MAD and wanted to say 'damn' it was ALWAYS 'dang it'.......we knew what she meant!
 

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"wouldn't say sh** if she had a mouthful!"

My mom used to say that......it was sort of a compliment.
Oh..this is too funny......my mom said it.........BUT...she would never swear so it was: "wouldn't say shoot --and you know what I mean --if she had a mouthful"........:laugh: From her it meant that someone was prim and proper.......a compliment, I guess.

this has been fun......hope some more people post....love hearing some of the things said.
 
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