This was my dad's favorite saying! A small wooden sign used to hang in his workshop as a reminder to all of us~ I don't know who came up with these pithy old sayings, but they never seem to go out of style!
For years, these words rang in my head and I would picture that cute, crooked wooden plaque, whenever I was confronted with the opportunity to gossip. I had forgotten about it for a long while as the sign disappeared when my mom sold the house. Then one day, my husband and I were at a yard sale and I spotted this one and I grabbed it.
I think it was a quarter. I am so glad that it is in my possession and that the words are in my brain, again. The sentiment is very true and the words are a neat reminder of my dad and his wisdom!
Of course, coming from an old world family~ two parents who were first generation Americans and two sets of grandparents who were steeped in their respective cultures, lots of these sayings were always being thrown around, yet for some reason, this one always seemed to stick with me~ Great advice for any time!
Do you have any pithy sayings from childhood that are stuck on your head?
I'd love to hear them~ please share!
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