Friday, April 5, 2013

Things My Parents & Grandparents Told Me

Funny how some of the things my parents & grandparents told me as I was growing up still stay with me & of course there is all the other stuff I've never thought about again.

Here are a few of those words of remembrance:

You can't hold the puppies/kittens too much or they'll get sick ~~ Mom

Don't stand on your head like that, your liver will turn over ~~ Mama Cooper

If you lose a tooth & you don't stick your tongue in where it came out, a silver tooth will come back in its place ~~ Granny

Don't swallow your gum it will make your insides stick together ~~ Mom

Don't roll your stomach like that you'll get worms ~~ Granny

Don't sit so close to the TV, it'll ruin your eyes ~~ Everyone

If you are going to do it, do it right ~~ Mama Cooper (she said this to me when we were making her bed)

Always eat a little breakfast.  It will make your day so much better ~~ Mama Ruth

Always smile, it makes people wonder what you are up to ~~ Mama Ruth

Honey, I love anything that is a V-neck, 3 quarter length and multi-colored ~~ Mama Ruth

When you buy something pleated, make sure the pleats turn in, not out ~~ Mama Ruth

When you put on a shoe you can always tell a designer shoe from a cheap shoe ~~ Mama Ruth

"Why are you dragging your feet?" "Because I am lazy?" "No, because you're fat." ~~ Dad

If that frog pees on you, you'll get a wart ~~ Mom, Nannie, Granny

I swannie ~~ Nannie

In the reckly ~~ Nannie (her response to someone asking what time someone would be coming to pick them up)

Woooooo! ~~ Nannie (her response to you calling her name if she wasn't in the same room with you)



Another thing I think about is their names.  I remember when I asked Mama Cooper what her name was & I just couldn't believe what she told me: Lucy.  Her name was Lucy!  Lucy was the name she gave every doll of mine.

I've mentioned before that I was beyond blessed to have so many parental units in my life:

My Parents ~~ Estil Jr. & Marsha
My Parents today ~~ Estil Jr. & Louise, Marsha & Bob

Grandparents ~~
Roy & Dorothy
Estil & Ruth

Great Grandparents ~~
Jack & Helen
Oliver & Lucy
Annaleigh
George & Wilma

Great Great Grandparents ~~
Mildred

So I took a stroll down memory lane on a Friday afternoon while at work...I could be doing so much worse!

10 comments:

Miss Stormy Marples said...

Memories are always lovely.

middle child said...

The funny thing is when your parents words just seem to pop into your head. Cool reminders. In my case my parents and grandparents are all desceased but still....

The Bug said...

My favorite one is when my greatnanny told me (when mom & I went to tell her & my grandmother that I was a "woman"), that I couldn't bathe during that time of the month. I was thinking, "say what?" But Mom & Mamaw just rolled their eyes so I knew I didn't have to heed THAT bit of wisdom :)

UBERMOUTH said...

Lovely memories.It sounds like you were truly blessed to.be surrounded by such colourful and unique characters and.love.
Now go away.
Lol

The Savage said...

You're pretty

Kimberly said...

Miss Marp - lovely indeed!

Middle Kid - I still have all my parents & one grandma.

Bug - I heard that too...I remember Nannie talking about it. One I had forgotten was if you don't bury the head of a snake (if you kill one) it will re-attach to the body of it.

Uberbitch - I am blessed --- blessed by your presence.

Savage - don't stop there...keep it coming.

Kimberly said...

Miss Marp - lovely indeed!

Middle Kid - I still have all my parents & one grandma.

Bug - I heard that too...I remember Nannie talking about it. One I had forgotten was if you don't bury the head of a snake (if you kill one) it will re-attach to the body of it.

Uberbitch - I am blessed --- blessed by your presence.

Savage - don't stop there...keep it coming.

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