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05-06-2004, 04:38 AM
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?
05-06-2004, 06:12 AM
"Life is like a box of chocolatesss You never know what your gonna get"
05-06-2004, 08:12 AM
"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. http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif )
C5/6 incomplete, injured Aug. 2000
05-06-2004, 08:12 AM
LOL, Mike ... stupid is as stupid does! http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif
05-06-2004, 08:43 AM
From my husbands grandmother:
Well, you can just be mad till you get glad.
You can catch more flies with honey, than vinegar. http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif
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!) http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif
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! http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif
Don't invest in someone more than they are willing to invest in you. http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/cool.gif
Don't pick your nose and then wipe it on the church pew! http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif
Never sit with your back to the door. http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/cool.gif
Never point a gun at someone unless your intention is to kill them, and treat ALL guns as if they are loaded. http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/eek.gif
If you can't say something nice just be quiet. http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif
There is more than one way to skin a rabbit. http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/eek.gif (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. http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif).
woman from Europe
05-06-2004, 09:13 AM
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.
05-06-2004, 10:25 AM
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
05-06-2004, 10:53 AM
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)
05-06-2004, 07:29 PM
"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!"
05-06-2004, 11:29 PM
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.
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.)
05-07-2004, 12:12 AM
I remember being told quite often ...
"Little girls should be seen and not heard."
yeah whateva ...
05-09-2004, 05:56 PM
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. http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/eek.gif http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif (pre-women's lib brainwashing at its best)
Keep your bacon fat in a coffee can under the sink. http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/confused.gif
That if I learned to play the piano, a nice man would want to marry me. http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/confused.gif
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.
1 Fine Spine RN
05-09-2004, 09:45 PM
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.
05-13-2004, 04:45 AM
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)
05-13-2004, 05:25 AM
"I think... is not an answer"
"My boys will learn to cook and clean" and we did.
"every kid needs a good slap to the back of the head"