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Wednesday, January 28, 2015


I collect sayings. My nephew sent me these, and I think each is good advice. Do you agree?

Old Farmer's Advice

“Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.”

“Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.”

“Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.”

Uncle Ray Phifer letting my brother
Don Johnson pretend to drive the tractor

“A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.” Hero learned this when he plowed over a bumblebee nest as few years ago. He made it to the house, but a mad bumblebee is a danger.

“Words that soak into your ears are whispered…....not yelled.”

“Meanness don't just happen overnight.”

“Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads.”

“Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.” Darling Daughter 1 learned this when she tried to get a skunk out of the tack shed. Even a ten foot pole is not long enough to escape being sprayed. Eeew! DD1 only wanted to fee her horses so she could ride.

Darling Daughter 1 riding Guinevere

“It don't take a very big person to carry a grudge.” 

“You cannot unsay a cruel word.”

“Every path has a few puddles.”                                 

“The best sermons are lived, not preached.” This is one of my favorite sayings.

“Most of the stuff people worry about, ain't never gonna happen anyway.”

“Don 't judge folks by their relatives."  

“Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.”

“Live a good and honorable life, then when you get older and think back, you'll enjoy it a second time.”

“Don 't interfere with somethin' that ain't bothering you none.”

“Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.”

“If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'.”

“Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.

“The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin'.”

“Always drink upstream from the herd.”

“Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.”

“Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin' it back in.”

“If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around.”

“Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, and leave the rest to God.”

“Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.”

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1 comment:

GiniRifkin said...

HI Caroline:

These are wonderful and so timeless. great post