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PATTIJOHNSON Posts: 2,075
9/8/13 9:44 A

To always have a back-up plan. It's true in most everything in life.

Keep a sense of humor. Remember, laughing burns calories too!

Laugh until it hurts! It's one of the few things in life that's still free!!

Any effort is better than no effort!
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9/8/13 9:30 A

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NANAS4GIRLS SparkPoints: (69,934)
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9/8/13 8:30 A

When the Street Lights go on, get in the House.

What would the Neighbors think. To this day I don't care what they think!!

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9/8/13 5:48 A

"Never give them a finger, they will take your whole hand" Mom is a mean German Lady and never has much nice to say.

Karen
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9/8/13 12:04 A

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To this day my mom and dad tell me to do a kind deed for someone daily. My mom is 84 and my dad is 88.

Janie Garcia Moreno

"WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE"

"PRAYER CHANGES THINGS"

"NEVER PUT A QUESTION MARK WHERE GOD HAS PUT A PERIOD!"

"WHAT THE MIND CAN CONCEIVE AND BELIEVE, IT CAN ACHIEVE!"
FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,864
9/7/13 11:13 P

My mom as a kid use to say I was getting so fat (when I look back at the pictures I wasn't fat, I was healthy looking) that I'd blow away so watchout on a windy day..... I use to avoid going out on windy days because I thought I'd actually blow away emoticon

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WOODSYCHICK Posts: 75
9/7/13 9:57 P

To go play in traffic.

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9/7/13 9:52 P

"Make sure your underwear is clean, you might be in accident"

"It is easier to raise good children than to fix bad men" by Fredrick Douglas.

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SHERYLDS Posts: 13,117
9/7/13 9:48 P

my mother was great at pointing out my flaws because as she put it....
"If I don't tell you ...nobody will"
{...boy, was she wrong...}

my father always told me to get the facts and them make up my own mind
{,,,I was Daddy's girl...}

Sheryl from New Jersey, EST...2015 Spring final wt. 225
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EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
9/7/13 9:41 P

To always take the safest route when driving even if it took longer.

Moving in new directions.
LADYCJM SparkPoints: (45,278)
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9/7/13 9:18 P

LOL Mandieterrier1! My dad said that too! I think it was after a fight with my sister,,, Our dad's were very smart men.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 14,342
9/7/13 8:47 P

LadyCJM my dad told me that too.

My dad also told me that if I was going to dish it out I had better be able to take it. (This was after I called another girl a name or something. And she had a better comeback and I ran home crying)



Eat what you like and if someone comments, eat them too

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LADYCJM SparkPoints: (45,278)
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9/7/13 8:31 P

My dad (mom died very young) told me cursing is a sign of a small, uneducated mind. That intelligent, educated people could find a better way to express their feelings.

CAPTNSHORTBOB Posts: 1,305
9/7/13 7:45 P

Mom always told me to never go to bed angry and always clean up your mess as you are cooking or baking because having to clean up a ton of stuff when you are all finished with the meal makes for a long night in the kitchen. She told me tons of other stuff, but those two things are the ones I repeat most often. She told me to always educate myself so that I don't have to depend on others. Always hug kids tight and often and never use love as leverage. She also taught me to never trust a man who talks down to me. I have followed her advice and have three great sons who love hugs and a wonderful husband who would never dream of talking down women. One of these days he will learn to clean up as he goes. emoticon

Sarah in Indiana

You're so surprised to find you can't stop me. - Tenacious D

You're sure to suffer crushing if you sit still. - Kompressor

Be excellent to each other. - Abraham Lincoln, San Dimas, Ca.
KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787
9/7/13 7:34 P

My Mom (R.I.P.) was 4' 11" and mean but not to me and I love her with my all my heart to this very day and eternity.

She left us about 8 years ago and her words/advice/tales of caution are still with me, she'd say things like, "You know, as an ethnicity not indigenous to this area [no, seriously, she never had formal post high school training but spoke just like this] you will have to work twice as hard to be recognized in anything you do." This was so true and still is today.

She would speak her mind and then would actually QUALIFY what she said unlike some folks today who blurt and run. She taught me that detergent makes water wetter so that the water tension would relax and be able to go through clothes to wash out the dirt so brand name soaps weren't necessary.

She would tell me that school district schedules are based off of school bus availability runs.....it's true, that's why kids start at different times of the morning rather than all at once unless their all on the same campus and are a huge school district.

She had passed on a lot of wisdom to me as I'm sure your Mom or Dad have to you, please share some of that wisdom they bestowed upon you.

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