Old Wives Tales

 

   
 

 My folks were always coming up with all these sayings, whether or not they were true? Use your own judgment.
 
Momma always said
Laugh before breakfast…cry before night
                                                                       
marry in haste…repent at leisure
 
don’t count your chickens before they hatch
 
it ain’t the age it’s the mileage
 
when you dance the devil’s tune….you pay the devil’s
fiddler (wonder why she always said this to me) 🙂
 
don’t worry about making mistakes…that’s why they put erasers on pencils (Dad said this one)
 
if the bottom of your foot itches…you are going to walk on strange ground
 
dream of the dead…hear from the living
 
mop falls across the door…..going to have company
 
hand itches…going to get money
 
sunset red..clear days ahead
 
let sleeping dogs lie
 
variety is the spice of life
 
don’t ride a free horse to death
 
you can’t make a silk purse out of a sows ear
 
 
you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink
 
what’s going to be a thorn will come to a point in time
 
If wishes were horses beggars would ride
 
remedy to get rid of warts…wipe it with your dishcloth and then bury the dishcloth in the back yard
 
If you stand on your head you will turn your liver over causing you to have liver spots
 
well…wouldn’t that just blow your dress right over your head
Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.
 
Don’t put all your eggs in one basket
 
Beggers can’t be choosers
 

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