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« Reply #200 on: December 13, 2013, 02:34:30 PM »
Why don’t they pass a Constitutional Amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as good as Prohibition did, in five years we will have the smartest people on earth.

-Will Rogers

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« Reply #201 on: December 13, 2013, 03:11:04 PM »
Don't use your head for a hat rack franken-smiley say_what
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if you find your self in a deep hole stop digging
saw logs all day what do you get lots of lumber and a day older
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« Reply #202 on: December 16, 2013, 05:58:08 AM »

Things my grandfather said
 I was almost as bright as an empty lantern

My dad was the lowest no account he ever met but he bet I would surpass him

If I kept my trap shut once in a while folks wouldn't know how ignorant his grandson was.

  Or at the barber shop .... I needed a lot of haircuts cause I had crap for brains and it fertilized my hair

  He was almost bald and said "every time you had a good idea you lost a hair and that my hair got thicker everyday!!!"

    I was going to be one of the lucky ones  who get to float through life(cause I was so full of hot air)

  If he kicked the crap out of me there wouldn't be anything left

  If I ever said anything anything at all remotely intelligent he would die a happy man

At then kitchen table
It was usually
   I eat like I have a hollow leg

 had a farmer ask me one day if a horse kicked me in the head recently



     
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« Reply #203 on: December 16, 2013, 08:36:03 AM »
There is an old New England Yankee saying that "Ash is Cash." You can go to the woodlot and cut ash firewood then sell it in town for immediate cash. 

My favorite Yankee phrase is :

Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without!

AMEN.

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« Reply #204 on: December 16, 2013, 08:38:40 AM »
This is good. I have never heard this. smiley_thumbsup
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« Reply #205 on: December 16, 2013, 11:08:44 AM »

Things my grandfather said
 I was almost as bright as an empty lantern

My dad was the lowest no account he ever met but he bet I would surpass him

If I kept my trap shut once in a while folks wouldn't know how ignorant his grandson was.

  Or at the barber shop .... I needed a lot of haircuts cause I had crap for brains and it fertilized my hair

  He was almost bald and said "every time you had a good idea you lost a hair and that my hair got thicker everyday!!!"

    I was going to be one of the lucky ones  who get to float through life(cause I was so full of hot air)

  If he kicked the crap out of me there wouldn't be anything left

  If I ever said anything anything at all remotely intelligent he would die a happy man

At then kitchen table
It was usually
   I eat like I have a hollow leg

 had a farmer ask me one day if a horse kicked me in the head recently



   

I had a guy like that come in to the shop to buy a saw.Every second sentence put down his kids and he told me what idiots they were.My blood was starting to boil so I  said, "I heard the apple doesn't fall far from the tree"

He left and I rejoiced that he did.
eg  tregar  meste  pĺ  Tulla, for  ho  var  krulla  i  ulla.

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« Reply #206 on: December 16, 2013, 12:07:43 PM »
A fella I know had someone (complete stranger to both of us) compliment his kids...
"That's a fine looking group of youngins' you got there!"
To which he replied, jokingly:
"If only they minded as good as they look!"

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« Reply #207 on: December 16, 2013, 03:38:26 PM »






I had a guy like that come in to the shop to buy a saw.Every second sentence put down his kids and he told me what idiots they were.My blood was starting to boil so I  said, "I heard the apple doesn't fall far from the tree"

He left and I rejoiced that he did.

Paul……I'm sitting on pins and needles, (old saying)……did he buy the saw????:D
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« Reply #208 on: December 16, 2013, 04:24:50 PM »
No,he got the hint but in answer to my comment he said as quick as a cat- "yeah,their mother is a ditz"  ::)

It's too bad he wasn't twins,eh? :)
eg  tregar  meste  pĺ  Tulla, for  ho  var  krulla  i  ulla.

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« Reply #209 on: December 16, 2013, 05:20:14 PM »
my grandfather and I actually got along well
(sometimes I did things to see how mad I could get him)(or he thought something I was doing was crazy but after he calmed down and tryed to see it as I did we were usually ok,then he would laugh and say my balls are bigger than my brain)
  I spent a lot more time at their place than any of the other grand kids
He took me to work with him a lot and all the guys at the shop had to put up with me
(   he would come by to get me if I hadn't stayed over in awhile
      And explained that life had a way of evening out and he had a couple of good weeks so to balance the scale ...did I want to stay over his place)

Or he needed a taste of hell to remind him to get right with his maker

I remember one time I was about eight he said"I'm going to let you in on a secret,you can't tell anyone and we can make a few bucks each ...
And the B.S. story about how my parents were offering to pay him to get me out of their hair and if I didn't let on we could split it"
 :DI made sure to go shopping with him to spent my share!!!! :D

Or my grandmas main goal in life was to make his life miserable
And she wanted him to pick me up ....
So asked grandma if she asked him to get me she said no ,he missed aggravating me)
 we hunted and trapped fished
he Collected coins when I showed an interest in it he loaded me up
And later did the same with stamps

Parents moved away and grandpa wanted me to stay but I had to go with them



Experience is a rough teacher first you get the test later comes the lesson!

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« Reply #210 on: December 17, 2013, 06:05:14 AM »
its so ugly that a mother couldn't love it

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« Reply #211 on: December 17, 2013, 07:14:33 AM »
The version I have heard is " a face that only a mother could love ".
Life is too short or my list is too long, not sure which. Dec 2014

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« Reply #212 on: December 17, 2013, 07:22:34 AM »
Another that I have heard that is similar is " love is blind ".
What I believe to be true however is the following.
It is said that love is blind but I believe the opposite is true. I think that love gives the owner a clearness of sight that is not found anywhere else.
Life is too short or my list is too long, not sure which. Dec 2014

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« Reply #213 on: December 17, 2013, 06:33:28 PM »
"Big like tree, smart like stump"

"Lazier than a cut cat"
Lots of toys for working in the bush

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« Reply #214 on: December 17, 2013, 07:51:44 PM »
"Never argue with the Rear Echelons"

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« Reply #215 on: December 17, 2013, 08:05:28 PM »
" Tighter than Dick's hatband "
Located due west of Due West.

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« Reply #216 on: December 17, 2013, 11:03:35 PM »
The version I have heard is " a face that only a mother could love ".
then only under protest
old age and treachery will always overcome youth and enthusiasm

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« Reply #217 on: December 18, 2013, 12:02:00 AM »
........ is so ugly, it'd make an onion cry! :D

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« Reply #218 on: December 18, 2013, 11:27:24 AM »
Speaking of ugly and tears-
a friend of ours was a good dentist but not so good at carpentry. He built a cart to take their garbage cans to the curb for pickup.He proudly took it out to the curb on Friday morning and the garbage men threw the garbage and the cart into the truck. Poor Lionel never lived it down and his wife laughed to tears when telling the story.
eg  tregar  meste  pĺ  Tulla, for  ho  var  krulla  i  ulla.

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« Reply #219 on: December 18, 2013, 03:30:52 PM »
Speaking of ugly and tears-
a friend of ours was a good dentist but not so good at carpentry. He built a cart to take their garbage cans to the curb for pickup.He proudly took it out to the curb on Friday morning and the garbage men threw the garbage and the cart into the truck. Poor Lionel never lived it down and his wife laughed to tears when telling the story.

I'm laughing in tears  :D….good story Paul!
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