Wednesday, February 17, 2016

$hit My Father Use-to-Say

It took me a long time to figure out why my mother would say "Oh George!", when my father would say, "Never run after a streetcar or a woman, there will be another one along in a minute."  They have been married 67 or 68 years.

"Wish in one hand and shit in the other one, and see which one gets full first."  Glad I never took that bit of advice.

Home is where I hang my hat, and I don't wear a hat anymore. Gee I have never worn a hat.

When traveling, pack half as many clothes and twice as much money. I pack less and less the more I travel.

The hardest part of the gas tank to fill, is the very bottom.  I have never run out of gas, he made it clear he would not rescue me if I did.


  1. Anonymous2/17/2016

    Whenever my quick-to-lose-his-temper father had a run-in with a company (he was always the one at fault) it was always "what kind of outfit are they running?"

    ~ Freckles

  2. still practical advice today.

  3. My paternal grandma must have known your father as she had a saying about hats and shit. She always use to say, "You got a hat? Good, go shit in it."
    I never quite figured that one out.....lolz
    She had a vocabulary to make a sailor blush.

  4. Me ( as a child) " i thought it was ok"
    Mother " I followed a muck cart and THIUGHT it was a wedding"