Monday, June 15, 2009

Just How Old Are You Anyway....?

A few weeks back I wrote a 55 about things you just don't hear anymore...
The annoying clicking of a room full of typewriters..
Your parents hollering at you to 'Burn the Papers'!
Well, I have a few more forgotten tidbits of advice and parental direction, that may have slipped into oblivion.
And I'm just the Buck-A-Roo to jar your memory.
So....When's the last time (if ever), you heard someone say...?

"Quit slamming the screen door"
"Fill the ice trays, were having company"
"Watch for the postman, I want this letter to out today"
"Don't forget to wind the clock before you go to bed"
"Roll your pant leg up...You'll get it caught in the bike chain again"
"Don't you dare go outside with your school clothes on"
"It's your turn to dry the dishes"
"Walk more quietly! You'll make the cake in the oven fall!"
"There's a dollar in my bill-fold, put some gas in the car"
"Don't go very far...I may need a push to 'pop the clutch'.
"All the foods in the ice-chest..I'm defrosting the Frigidaire"
"Get out from under the sewing machine, pumping it messes up the thread"
"Don't sit so close to the TV, it's hard on your eyes"
"Turn the antennae a little to the right..Bonanza's about to start"
"A Quarter for the movies? Is my name Rockefeller?"
"Quit crossing your eyes...They'll get stuck that way"
"Don't run in the house with the sharp scissors"
"I don't know where it is, look in the 'junk drawer"....
"Say that again, and I'll wash your mouth out with soap"
"Your cruisin for a bruisin".........

OK..Did your Mom or Dad have any favorite Words of Wisdom?

Feel free to share.....



Serena said...

I think I've heard every one of those in one form or another. My mother practically gave us complexes about the possibility of our faces freezing in gross positions. I think the only one I haven't heard is "burn the papers." My parents would have freaked if they'd seen us coming at them with fire.:)

clean and crazy said...

hey there, how bout "go outside and git me a switch!"

Cindy said...

It's not words of wisdom but, we often heard "This place is a pig sty" and "Be quiet, the neighbors will hear you"!

Anonymous said...

Not a parent, but a 5th grade teacher to the class: "Don't shakes hands with a n..... because you will be lowering yourself to their social level." For her, piety and wisdom were mutually exclusive. she was front-pew every Sunday morning. Even in 1944-45 I found that to be very disturbing. I've not trusted fundamentalists since.

Anonymous said...

I grew up in Alaska so the ice tray thing was never an issue. LOL

Except for the sewing machine one I think I've heard all these...especially the last one! hahaha ;-)

listen for azure said...

Maybe I'm a glutton for punishment, bt we don't have a dishwasher because I have teenagers so the Dry the Dishes comment resonates. I remember mom telling me "Nice girls don't..." about twice a day. I guess I never was a nie girl!

Great post, G-Man!

steveroni said...

"OK, it's the 'razor strap' for you, young man".

"It's a V-Mail from your father"...

"Drive 'er about 50 mph...that'll 'blow out the carbon'"

Of course, i had heard all yours also...and ma-ny morrrre.

Mona said...

I have heard most of them and I still say that to my son...

But then that is India...

the walking man said...

"RETHEFUCKLAX!" was my fathers favorite saying and to be honest i use it quite a bit.

Although it wasn't a parent but rather a nun:

"Get up here and bend over this desk!"

Never could force myself to play ping pog after grade school was finished.

Susan at Stony River said...

OMG! Time warp! LOL

"Fill 'er up son, unleaded." And the boy would lift the hood and check your fluid levels before wiping the windshield for you.

"Get off the telephone, I'm expecting a call from Aunt Mary."

"Dad, can I have quarter?" "What for?" "To put on the record player needle to keep it from skipping."

"Adam-12's on in five minutes, go turn on the TV and let her warm up."

Holy cow. I need to go lie down after being six again, ROFL.

Anonymous said...

LOL...the dollar in the wallet for gas...LOL...get 1/8 of a gal of gas Too funny Boy I've heard all of those many times during my life :)

Lou said...

My dad's favorite-
"colder than a witches T*T" (I haven't heard that in a long time)

my mother's favorite-
"if everyone is jumping off a cliff, does that mean you have to do it to"

Shadow said...

what about 'you sound like a stuck record?' that top picute is STUNNING!!!

Cazzie!!! said...

I say all of them to this I old? LOL

snowelf said...

The junk drawer guilty!
I'd like to hear that dollar one about getting gas again sometime. ;)


Cindy said...

You are so funny! I can tell that you like real wood furniture left unpainted. I can imagine if you were my neighbor and saw everything that I paint, you'd be out there flipping me sh$%t all of the time. Have a great day! I have a neat little chair to paint.

lime said...

my kids can attest to the fact that i tell them to fill the ice trays AND not to play in their school clothes.

my father also used to tell me i had more excuses than carter had pills.

buffalodick said...

"You be home when the street lights come on"...
Take the clothes off the clothesline..
As a little kid, you were the remote control to the TV-"Son, get up and change it to channel 3"..

Akelamalu said...

Some great ones there G-man.

My Mum always used to say "If you don't stop crying I'll give you something to cry for" and "Don't come crying to me when you're dead"! What's that all about?????

Anonymous said...

Most of them sound pretty familiar to me. I still have screen doors on the porch that can slam. Of course, this place was built in the 50's.

Anonymous said...

My mom always said "can't never did do anything" and "that was dumber than a box of rocks"

My dad said "it's time to go, you kids get in the bed of the truck" and who wants a dime for the ice cream truck"

GAB said...

Oh Ive heard all those all the time and my favorite was" dont make that face or it will freeze that way". We still have ice cube trays not the metal ones but plastic. I used to love to go out back and put the papers in the barrel and start the fire. We also used a wringer washer the first 9 years of my life and I used to be so afraid of the wringer. Lets see I think thats everything as you pretty much covered all the rest. Thanks for the memories

GAB said...

Oh and I still have a junk drawer to this day. And the other one was my mom telling whom every was on the line on our phone to get off she needed to call the doctor. Can you say Party line?

G-Man said...

Thanks everybody for sharing a little of your family lore today with The G-Man...That was fun!

Melissa Russell said...

My folks still say were you raised in a barn.

Drinking coffee will turn your toes black

Remember the trading cards you'd use to clip to the tires of your bike so it would make the clicking noise.

Remember banana bikes?

I am housesitting for some friends and they have a metal bread box.

The Rogue Kitchen Witch said...

Don't watch TV in the dark.
Get up and change the channel for me.

I'm going over yonder, I'll be back directly.


MimiRock said...

That was a fun read! My Mom's w.o.w.:
"If they don't want to be your friend, then you didn't want to be friends with them anyway." No wonder we're all neurotic!

How about: "go get a dill pickle out of the pickle crock," and "go down and stoke the furnace."

Head Cookie said...

"Stop making that face or its gonna freeze that way"

"People in hell want ice water too but there not getting it"

"There isn't anything you can do that I haven't already tried little girl so don't think about it lol"

"If all your friends jumped off a bridge would you?"

"You got all the answers now don't you miss smarty pants?"

Lou lol my dad used to use that expression colder than a witches tit in a brass bra lol omg. G this is a great post.