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What are some of the sayings that your mom left you with?

  1. hubby7 profile image70
    hubby7posted 8 years ago

    My mom passed on Mother’s Day of this year. Yet she still lives in me through all the sayings that she embedded in me over the years. Can you think of some of the sayings of your mom?

    Some of my mom's sayings:

    A bird in hand is worth more than three in the bush.

    You may be up today and down tomorrow.

    Treat people like you want to be treated.

    A fool and his money are soon parted.

    Give a little. Take a little, and let your heart break a little.

    Give them just enough rope and they will hang themselves.

    1. rebekahELLE profile image90
      rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It's hard to lose our mom, so sorry to hear. It's wonderful you give her a tribute by remembering her words.  A few of mine that I recall:

      you're special~
      love you~
      you're not going anywhere dressed like that~
      things happen for a reason~
      be yourself and nobody else~
      we'll discuss this when your dad get's home~
      shoot for the stars~ 
      only you can make your dreams come true~   smile

  2. Lisa HW profile image79
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    Sorry to know your mother passed away so recently.   My mother has been gone for 13 years now. 

    I thought I was going to be able to think of some things my mother "always said", but I don't think she said a lot of sayings.  When we were little she did a lot of singing in the kitchen.  ("If I Knew You Were Coming I'd Have Baked A Cake" was a frequent one.   smile ).

    It kind of makes me laugh, though, to realize that my mother was big for the saying about giving people rope and letting them hang themselves.  lol  Apparently, she wanted a lot of people to "hang themselves"  lol

    1. hubby7 profile image70
      hubby7posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your sympathy. My mom had--it seems-- a million sayings. And they are all part of me. When I think of them, I fondly think of my mother.

  3. Eaglekiwi profile image80
    Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago

    Sorry to hear of your loss too
    Gosh I was only 13 yrs old and I can still remember my mums sayings lol

    "Theres good an bad in every race"

    "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me" (debatable that one mum)

    "Every hour before midnight ,is worth two after" ( her wisdom on why I should be home an in bed) lol

    "Dont care was, made to care'!

    "Wait til ya father gets home" lol

    1. hubby7 profile image70
      hubby7posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      My mother also said that there is good and bad in every race. Also, she taught us to say "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words don't hurt me" whenever we--my brothers and sisters--were teased. Thanks.

  4. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 8 years ago

    Wow, hard to remember, I have some of the same as Kiwi.

    "wait until you father gets home"

    "stick & stone may break your bones, but words will never hurt you" - wrong on that one!

    "don't step on the cracks"

    "wear clean underwear"

    "You are not everybody else" (when I'd ask to do something that everybody else got to do, like stay out late and play hide n seek.

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image80
      Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh yes I forgot the clean undies one Jane lol so thats where that one came from

    2. Lisa HW profile image79
      Lisa HWposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I didn't get the one about "you are not everybody else".  My mother's version was more direct (and hostile):  "I don't care what anyone else does." (Often followed by something along the lines of, "If her mother wants her to look like a little tramp that's her business.")   lol

    3. hubby7 profile image70
      hubby7posted 8 years agoin reply to this
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      hubby7posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      My mom also told us the same thing but in different words. She would ask, "If John jumps into the lake, are going to jump too".

  5. Lisa HW profile image79
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    Ooh - I remembered one (while I was thinking of something else  smile  ): 

    My mother was fairly along in years when she heard (and started to use over and over and over again):  "What goes around comes around."  lol  That one must have had particular impact on her. 

    (I have to say, though, that I've seen a lot of times when what goes around never does come around.  I've been waiting for several things to come around, and so far it isn't happening.   smile  )

    1. hubby7 profile image70
      hubby7posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      My mom was big on that one. I remember her saying that when I was a boy up through my becoming a man. She must have said that over a million times: "What goes around comes around".

  6. Gemsong profile image78
    Gemsongposted 8 years ago

    Age is a matter of the mind. If you don't mind age doesn't matter.

    1. hubby7 profile image70
      hubby7posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      My mom never said that. But I will adopt that one from you. I think I am living proof of that. I am 54. Still I can do over 50 push-ups and run on the trend mill for over an hour. Thanks!

  7. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 8 years ago

    LOL

    What goes around, comes around - rarely have seen that happen except in the case of the flu or stomach virus.  I think my dad use to say that.

    1. Lisa HW profile image79
      Lisa HWposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It always bugged me because even though I knew what it meant, it would bring up images of a merry-go-round in my mind, and I'd think, "Well, of course it comes around."  It sort of made me want to say, "Duh", but my mother made it clear she despised "Duh".   smile

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    Don't burn the beans!

    1. hubby7 profile image70
      hubby7posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's a new one for me. I'm not quite sure what it means. Help!

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        ralwusposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Obviously you never had or smelled burnt beans before. LOL Don't stir the pot, don't mess with other peoples binez.

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    mariyammaposted 8 years ago

    Respect elders words

    1. hubby7 profile image70
      hubby7posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Being a very religious women, my mom often quoted similar words from the Bible: "Children, obey your parents".

  10. Lisa HW profile image79
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    Actually, I had tremendous respect for my mother; and we had tremendous closeness between us.  I may have felt like saying, "Duh", but there's no way I would have.  smile

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    sandra rinckposted 8 years ago

    "Your such a bitch."
    "Your a rotten child."
    "What is wrong with you."
    "No wonder no one likes you."
    "What did you do this time."
    "I love you... even in you are rotten."

    Still love her though. smile

    1. lrohner profile image82
      lrohnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Sandra, please tell me you are kidding???

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        sandra rinckposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        No, I still love her. smile

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      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      it's amazing how we can love our parents no matter what they do to us.

      at least your mom told you she loved you. mine absolutely refused to do so, even to her dying day.

      meh.

      1. Misha profile image77
        Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Poor girls... sad

    3. hubby7 profile image70
      hubby7posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      My mom was never verbally abusive. My mom was a different animal from your mother. She tended to build your esteem up than tear it down. I guess your mom's saving grace was the "I love you...", which every kid loves to hear.

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      rednckwmnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      "Sometimes I wish I had never had you"
      "if your head wasnt attached, you would loose it"
      and my personal fav..."You couldnt possably have been trying, if you tried, you would have done it!!!"
      My husband and I are saving up, to build her an apartemnt on our property, cuz she seems to be showing early signs of alzhiemer's, I want her to live with us, she is my mother after all.  smile

      1. Misha profile image77
        Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        LOL Why is that I love you girls? Cause you obviously are the love smile

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          rednckwmnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          aww.  smile

          good morning misha!! how are you?

      2. Mrvoodoo profile image59
        Mrvoodooposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Awwwwww, motherly love, ain't it great.

        My personal favorite:

        'You'll grow up to be a pervert and a rapist' (upon finding my porno stash).

        She was half right, I'm no rapist but I do like sticking an orange in my mouth whilst dribbling hot wax over my nipples, lol. big_smile

        "Boobies are the work of Satan!" hehe

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          rednckwmnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Is it bad that made me laugh?
          boobies..HAHAHHA
          sorry.

          1. Mrvoodoo profile image59
            Mrvoodooposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            lol, nah it's all good, I think she was wrong anyways, Boobies are one of the few things that make me believe that there might be a God, and that he was responsible for them. smile

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              rednckwmnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Boobies are one of the many reasons I am certain God is man!!
              and your mom was wrong, your a phsycic, not a pervert!

              1. Mrvoodoo profile image59
                Mrvoodooposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                I knew you were gonna say that, lol 'BOOM BOOM' big_smile

          2. Helen Cater profile image79
            Helen Caterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Oh my I am laughing my head off at that one cause my son accidently on purpose showed his todger in the playground and the headmaster said the same thing to him. Mind you he was 18 LMAO. Not really he was 7.

            1. Mrvoodoo profile image59
              Mrvoodooposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              The headmaster told a seven year old boy he was gonna grow up to be a rapist and a pervert, jeeez, and I thought my mum was bad, lol smile

            2. Misha profile image77
              Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Accidentally OR on purpose? Can;t be both, ya know wink

              1. Mrvoodoo profile image59
                Mrvoodooposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                lol, yeah the old, 'my cock fell out of my pants accidentally' routine.  Supermarket security never believe me when I try using that one. big_smile

                1. Misha profile image77
                  Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  lol lol

                2. Helen Cater profile image79
                  Helen Caterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  Will you stop I am crying here and people are starting to look at me.

                  1. Mrvoodoo profile image59
                    Mrvoodooposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    lol, whoops sorry, I'm feeling kind of guilty now anyways, somebody started a pleasant thread about the nice things mums used to say, and it's now full of all the horrible ways in which parents traumatized us hubbers, and talk of people getting their cocks out in playgrounds and supermarkets.

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                    rednckwmnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    HAHAHAHAHAH IT HURTS!!!!!! I am lauging so hard first at mr v..not being a pervert?..and helen and he boy...and she says I am crying here, and my daughter looks at me like I am crazy and says .."what? what? why is the computer so funny?" My sides are aching...

              2. Helen Cater profile image79
                Helen Caterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                He dressed himself for school that day and forgot to put underwear on.After playing footy with his mates he ripped his trousers and all his friends laughed at his todger. So he thought seeing as they thought it was funny he would dangle it around the playground some more. It was kind of both but the headmaster was a politically correct ass.

      3. emievil profile image82
        emievilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Wow, your moms are lucky to have you.

  12. lrohner profile image82
    lrohnerposted 8 years ago

    After she tucked us in and kissed us at night, she always said, "Sleep tight. Don't let the bedbugs bite." (Hmmm...now that I think about it, that was kinda creepy!) smile

    And then there's the infamous "There are only 2 kinds of people -- those that are Irish and those that want to be."

    1. hubby7 profile image70
      hubby7posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I grew up hearing that one. It's been a while.

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    mtsi1098posted 8 years ago

    sorry to hear hubby7...my mom passed about 10 years ago and she would always say...

    Do not let anyone tell you that you are not as good as they are...

    Always treat people fair...

    If you want anything done, do it yourself...

    You get more files with honey than you do with vinegar...

    1. hubby7 profile image70
      hubby7posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      My mom used to say that too: "If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself". And she also said something similar to "More flies are caught with honey than with vinegar."

  14. Tom Cornett profile image78
    Tom Cornettposted 8 years ago

    Tom.....WHO PAINTED THE CAT? >>>AHHHHH!!!!!!

    Tom.....When you bring sleazy girls home...tie them up on the front porch!

    Tom....Are you hungry, son? smile

  15. Davinagirl3 profile image61
    Davinagirl3posted 8 years ago

    My mom would say, "I'll give you something to cry about", if I cried when she scolded me.

  16. megs78 profile image60
    megs78posted 8 years ago

    Hey Davinagirl, I'm sorry for your loss. 

    My mother says to me often;

    "One day at a time Megan...and one step at a time."  (very helpful when you are like me, suffering from IBS because of stressing out for nothing smile

    "It takes all kinds to make up the world"  I always loved this one because it reminded me that we are all here for a reason and not one of us is better than the other, whether we be doctors, or garbagemen.

    "Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater, Megan"  Heard this one often when I had my first child and was scared of everything (tylenol, SIDS, soothers, blankets, food, EVERYTHING)

    Those are the three biggest lines for me, gotta love mommies eh?

    Megs

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    sneakorocksolidposted 8 years ago

    "You deserve a bitchy blonde but you'll end up torturing a sweet little brunette!" How did she know?

  18. wavegirl22 profile image45
    wavegirl22posted 8 years ago

    my mom was too busy talking to everyone else sad yet I always (still to this day) wish she would have, could have imparted just a little to me and so for my daughter I have always tried to sprinkle a little saying here and there. . .

    A few of my favorites . . 

    "Patience is a Virtue"

    "Be Careful what you wish for lest it come true"

    Never say "I Can't" and replace it with "I CAN try"

    "Anger is one letter away from danger"

    "Never look down on anyone else.. . unless of course you are helping them up."

    "What the daughter does, the mother did"

  19. myra636 profile image60
    myra636posted 8 years ago

    Sorry to hear about your mom hubby7, the funny thing is I was just thinking about my mom she past 10 years this Nov. and I come on hear and see a lot of her old sayings. Thank you for having us all remember our moms both living and those who have passed.

  20. JulietduPreez profile image67
    JulietduPreezposted 8 years ago

    Oh, I also had the clean underwear story. There must be a lot of washing of underwear going on wink

  21. andromida profile image62
    andromidaposted 8 years ago

    Sorry to hear this sad news.Hope your mum always stay withing you through her wonderful sayings.

  22. fortunerep profile image83
    fortunerepposted 8 years ago

    "you don't have to be wealthy to have class"

    "never leave the house without wearing clean underwear, your nails and toenails cleaned and polished, if you get in an accident you want to be presentable"

    "are you really going to wear that"

  23. Helen Cater profile image79
    Helen Caterposted 8 years ago

    After A little whining from me about so and so did it too, my mom would say:

    "If they jumped off a bridge, would you jump too"

    Thought this was always a remark that had no answer. As if you would say, "well yeah".

    "I'm ringing your father"

    "Father christmas won't come to naughty girls"

    "The bogie man will get you"

    "Jack frost is out today"

    "Do you think money grows on trees?"

    "Course you can have some new shoes, I will just go shake the money tree in the garden"

    "I will smack your bum so hard you won't be able to sit down for a week"

    "If you ask again you won't get it"

    "If you keep on you will go to bed"

    "Get out of my site before I do something I will regret"

    Oh my I could go on all day long.

  24. Misha profile image77
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Good morning wmn lol

    I am good, how bout you? smile

    Can I call you Dennise? I can't for the life of me make myself relating to you buy your current hande. yikes

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      rednckwmnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      YES!! So sorry I never mentioned that before, most eveybody still calls me dm or somrthing like that. lol

  25. Jess Killmenow profile image60
    Jess Killmenowposted 8 years ago

    "Stop crying or I'll give you something to cry about."

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      rednckwmnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh yeahhh, that was a good one too!!I hated that!! like..duh...I HAVE a reason...I can safely say Ihave never sadi that to any of mykids. There are a fw hthings like, finish your dinner or no dessert..that I swore Id never say, then I said them..but if my kids cry, I hug them.

    2. Mrvoodoo profile image59
      Mrvoodooposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That must be a universal one, I too remember it.

  26. Misha profile image77
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Ah, thank you Dennise, you made my life so much easier smile

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      rednckwmnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      you are welcome. I am well today, my computer is behaving nicely. I am pleased.

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    MY mum was always nice but here are a few of my dads

    You would be pretty if it wasn't for your face

    i wanted a boy or a girl and look what i got

    I have to drink 3 pints of beer before i could kiss you

    It would not bother me if i never saw you again, but your mum would probably be upset, and she would miss the children

    Brenda why do you always have to have the last word...

    will i go on......

    1. Mrvoodoo profile image59
      Mrvoodooposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Awwwwwwww, they're not very nice, not very nice at all. sad

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      rednckwmnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lucky you had your mum. Sorry your dad was so nasty, sounds alot like mine...you turned out to be very nice anyway.

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        \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years agoin reply to this
  28. Stylinbikerchick profile image60
    Stylinbikerchickposted 8 years ago

    I very fortunately still have my mother here with me. But her variation of wanting to do what everyone was doing "If everyone else was going to jump off the bridge into the Ohio river are you gonna follow?" Oh and the one that  had the most impact on me was "I hope you have a child just like you when you  grow up" I will readily admit that I was at times especially in my teens  was an awful child (of course I was ADHD and no one knew what that was or how to handle it in the 60's)and subsequently I opted out on having children. LOL  (Actually I never really had maternal instincts, but I still think I was afraid of having a "me").

  29. Helen Cater profile image79
    Helen Caterposted 8 years ago

    I am sure your mom would be laughing with us at this and crying with laughter too. This is the funniest thread I have read in ages. Thanks everyone for putting a smile on my face. The best tonic in the world. It's just Mrvoodoo has a wicked sense of humour just like mine.

  30. Rochelle Frank profile image95
    Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago

    " That can be fixed.  It might not be quite as good as new, but it can be fixed."

    "Walk in like you own the place."


    And her last words to me, " No, you go home now-- I will need you more when I get out of the hospital."

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    Leta Sposted 8 years ago

    My father was better at it:

    "Sea shells are worth picking up if only so kids can hear the sound of the ocean."

    "My daughters are all extremely talented."

    "Your eyes are only summer blue."

 
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