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Old 06-06-2007, 09:54 AM   #61
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my mom (after I'd skinned a knee, gotten a scrape or other minor injury): it'll be better before your married.

since I'm *still* not planning on getting married, she continues to use that one. It always makes me smile.

also my mom (after I'd done something not-so-good): I can't believe that I ever thought that if I just got you potty-trained, everything would be easy from there out.
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Old 06-06-2007, 01:15 PM   #62
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My mother and step-father were named Joyce and Dave. They really didn't get along very well, and the two comments I heard most often were: "Jesus Christ, Joyce", and "Dammit, Dave". One Christmas I had T-shirts printed up with these sayings (cost me extra to get the T-shirt lady to print 'Dammit')--They were a big hit when presents were opened.
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I seemed to always lose things when I was a kid. My mother always said "Say a prayer to Saint Anthony". It seems that St. Anthony is the patron saint of lost causes or lost items etc. I prayed to St. A a bunch. I even found some of the lost stuff. It made me a believer in religion and the wisdom of Mom.
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Old 06-06-2007, 09:09 PM   #64
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Old 06-07-2007, 12:37 AM   #65
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The following:

From Dad:
Whoever said life was fair?
The road to hell was paved with good intentions. (I use this one a lot at work)

From Grandma:

I'll learn until they throw dirt in my face.
Tell me you're with and I'll tell you who you are.
Pride goeth before the fall.

I like the intentions one - just because you mean well doesn't absolve you from the results of your actions. I finally figured out the 'dirt' one a few years ago (yes, I was a bit slow on the uptake for that one) - she meant until she was buried.
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I dont remember a lot of phrases. Just a lot of eye rolling and burying of faces in sleeves.

My dad says his dad had one up on the "I'll give you something to cry about". Anyone whining excessively got an automatic cuff on the head and was told "There...now you have something to cry about".

I understand that whining was rather sharply curtailed after that.
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Old 06-07-2007, 09:44 AM   #67
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~ (to Dad whenever things might not be going as planned) "Bobby, are we havin' fun yet?"

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Mom (when things were getting out of control):

Where is the anchor, and why are we drifting?

We ain't had this much fun since Ma got her tit caught in the wringer.
(I think she read it a story somewhere.)

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"mouth full of thank-you and hand full of nothing at all", which
is somewhat akin to "sorry don't pay no bills"
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Bill Cosby: It was because of my father that from the ages of seven to fifteen, I thought that my name was Jesus Christ and my brother, Russell, thought that his name was Dammit. "Dammit, will you stop all that noise?" And, "Jesus Christ, sit down!" One day, I'm out playing in the rain, and my father yelled, "Dammit will you get back in here!" I said, "Dad, I'm Jesus Christ!"
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Old 06-08-2007, 10:15 PM   #75
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They weren't used on me, but I thought these were pretty good:

My Mom: "Sh*t"
My Dad: "What flavor Mable?"

My Dad: "If her girdle broke loose, it will kill everyone in the place"
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(after getting hurt and crying as a kid)

dad; "you'll be a man before your mother"

once I was a bit older, "that's better than a poke in the ass with a half-round bastard file"
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Old 06-11-2007, 04:32 AM   #78
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a little surprised at the amt. of profanity!

I remember a nice one from my mom: If we were sad or crying, she'd start poking around.. peeking up our sleeves or tickling our armpits, looking in our ears, etc. saying,, "where's a smile!? Is it in here? Maybe it's here.." We'd end up getting distracted and tickled and snapped out of it.

It came to mind yesterday when DH was grumpy and I tried it on him.. it works!!
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Old 06-11-2007, 08:46 AM   #79
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From my grandfather, a NYC fire captain: "Never go through a window head first," when someone was being hasty.

My mother: "Don't wish your life away," when we would say I wish this or I wish that.
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a little surprised at the amt. of profanity!

I'm betting you dont have any kids
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