Words you Remember

I was folding wash today and saw one of my daughter’s shirts that made me laugh. It said on it, “Stay Positive. Just Chill!”Ā  I laughed because earlier today I had repeated that last line to her, “Just Chill!”

I am not sure what all things my children will remember me telling them, but I know one thing I often tell them, and sometimes, even my husband, is to “just Chill!” or “take a Chill pill!” Perhaps I should ask them what other things I often say, could be enlightening. šŸ™‚

I remember my Mom often saying, “Do the job right the first time and you won’t have to repeat it!”Ā  Such as when we were teens and tried to do the household chores very quickly, which was when the “Haste makes waste’ quote came up as well.

My Dad often said, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket and don’t count your chickens before they hatch!”

What sayings do you remember hearing a lot while growing up or what ones have you often repeated to your children! Feel free to share in the comments below!

28 thoughts on “Words you Remember

  1. We’ve had some heavy rain these past few days and the skies have been full of dark clouds. Mum used to refer to it as a ‘dirty sky’. I’ve been thinking about her and Dad a lot lately (it would have been their 69th anniversary last week)

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  2. The words my siblings and I heard most often whenever we questioned my Mother concerning the “why not” of anything : “It just isn’t done!”…discussion ended! Words that have lodged in my mind that came from my Father as I was expressing some teenage angst about why people do the inexplicable things they do : “Everyone has a story, many remain untold.” Which was his way of saying accept more and judge less, something that he excelled at. Another thing that I always heard my Father say along with his firm handshake : “We are well met.” It served him both as hello and goodbye. Goodbye was not a word that I recall him saying to anyone. Those of us closest to him would receive a hug, a kiss, an I love you, and the words “Until we meet again.” Thank-you!

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    • “Discussion ended…” I remember conversations like that. šŸ™‚
      Love your Dad’s quote about everyone having a story. Wise man to pass down that teaching to his children!
      Awh on the tender sentiments from him. Thanks for sharing ā¤

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      • Oops! Just noticed that the quotation mark should have been after “ended”. When my Mother said discussion ended, believe me it was and at a young age we grew wise enough not to go beyond that point. My Father was “the” man among men, not a man among men! He more than once gave the coat off of his back in the dead of winter to those who had no coat, because when he saw a need, he filled it. He was generous with his time, most times offering help before it was requested. He was a soft spoken man, never spoke in anger, always found the best in every situation and in every person. In short, he was a tough act to follow and I’m still trying. Thank-you! P.S. Did you read Jill’s Good People today? You might find it of interest!!

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      • What a wonderful role model and from what I know I can tell you are going great at filling his shoes!
        I did see her post, just hadn’t had a chance to comment. I loved it! šŸ˜‰šŸ’•

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  3. As the oldest of seven children, I spent many years hearing many phrases, such as:

    1. “Because I said so!” (When we asked why we couldn’t/had to do something.)
    2. “Can’t never could” (to which my baby sister once said “Well, I never could either!”)
    3. “If you don’t stop crying, I’ll give you something to cry about!”

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  4. This was a lot of fun – and side note – my hubs has an Adidas shirt that says “the Chill”. and I like your chill pill for your children to recall – that is an “in” saying for sure.
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    my dad used to say “the big guy” for God (or the man upstairs)
    and he said “hit the sack” for bed time
    and “when your number is up – your number is up” for death

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