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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