Tuesday, May 7, 2013
I'm sorry I've been AWOL for a few days, but work as of late
has been CRAZY! It seems I've had someone in my office every
waking minute of the day. By the time I get home, blogging is the last
thing on my mind. I'm sure SOME of you understand that...hehehe
Anyway, I thought I'd change it up a bit this week, and talk about a few
phrases that only the "Elderly" (me) would remember. Please feel free
to add any of your own.
For some reason, folks used to get constipated a lot. If you had to take a
laxative, it was known as ....Taking a Physic!
Many folks didn't have Garbage Pick Up in their community, but EVERY
back yard had an old 50 Gallon drum, or a pit where you could...
Burn the Papers!
If you had to ask an old timer for directions, he would most likely say...
It's About 30 Rod Down The Road!..(one rod equals 16 and a half feet)
He died of the Consumption......(Tuberculosis)
In the 20th Century, you just didn't have Diabetes. You had....Sugar Diabetes!
(Or just....Sugar for short)
And if you were a bit of a "Lead Foot" while behind the wheel, folks just might
say to you....OK Barney Oldfield, Slow Down!
(Barney, pictured above, was an early 20th century race car driver)
In my day, it was modernized to....OK Parnelli Jones, Slow Down!
(Yeah, I know some of you kids have never heard of Parnelli Jones either)