My Mama Used To Say
Mother, God rest her soul, used to come up with funny and inspirational words of wisdom in one liners. I know many of you have similar one liners to share. I'm thinking about collecting them and putting them in a book. Here's some examples:
MY MAMA USED TO SAY . . .
My Mama Used To Say, Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free.
My Mama Used To Say, I brought you into this world, I can take you out.
My Mama Used To Say, It's good to be on top of the ground instead of the ground on top of you.
My Mama Used To Say, Don't get your meat and bread at the same store.
My Mama Used To Say, No brag, Just Fact.
My Mama Used To Say, My mouth don't make any promises my body can't keep.
My Mama Used To Say, If you see someone without a smile . . . Give them one of yours.
My Mama Used To Say, I'm not into breaking up anybody's unhappy home.
My Mama Used To Say, You don't stop living because you grow old, you grow old because you stop living.
My Mama Used To Say, Good neighbors come in all colors.
My Mama Used To Say, Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.
My Mama Used To Say, To forgive heals the wound, to forget heals the scar.
My Mama Used To Say, Make new friends and keep the old; one is silver, the other is gold.
My Mama Used To Say, If you have to eat crow, eat it while it's hot.
My Mama Used To Say, She can't help it, she just has big bones. (On being Over weight). Then she would say, "but she has a pretty face." (She always found something good to say about everybody.)
My Mama Used To Say, It's not the size of the dog in the fight that counts, its the size of the fight in the dog.
My Mama Used To Say, In our home the man is the head of the house . . . but I'm the neck that turns the head.
I invite you to share your Mother's one liners and funny words of wisdom with us.
Now here's the deal . . . This can be fun. If you have a one liner that you wish to share about your mother or someone else's mother, add it to this thread on myspace:
"My Mama Used To Say"
Your addition should start with "My Mama Used To Say,".
Love you Mom, I miss you.
- Mel, Webminister of Music
Contributions From Others
They call me T-Love?
New York City,
My Mama Used To Say, If you can hit like a man, you can take it like a man.
My Mama Used To Say, Life gives you lemons, say thank you and squeeze 'em in your iced tea...
lol i like that one...
My Mama Used To Say, "You get more bees with honey then tar"
My Mama Used To Say: "some day you'll have daughters, then you'll understand"
i do mom and i miss you tons
My grandma that was my mom she raised me I miss her so very much. Use to say..
Don't leave anything for tomorrow that you can do today.
Dog that barks doesn't bite.
The one that doesn't speak, God can't hear . (a figure of speech) it means to express yourself.
My Mama Used To Say, Slow down, you're driving to fast!
My Mama Used To Say, If you want to learn about democracy do it in school. My house is a dictatorship.
My Mama Used To Say, "If you don't have anything nice to say....then let Pat Robertson say it for you."
My mom would tell me that she loved me no matter what and that God blessed her by making her a mother. My mom said that all babies are gifts from God to be cherished and taken well care of.
My mom said a lot even without words.
When I was crying she would hold me, stroke my hair and tell me it would be alright no matter what the challenge was. And having her do that made me feel stronger, like it would be alright.
I miss my mom.
My Mama Used To Say, "Stop fretting, do more praying!"
Thanks for this great post!
My momma used to ask me if Jesus could really forgive her....and now she rests in His Perfect Amazing Wonderful Grace.
miss you momma, see ya soon.
Follower of Christ
Mine comes from a mother figure in my life....
"The 18 inches from your head to your heart can kill you" Meaning your head knowledge needs to become your heart knowledge
"The shortest distance between a problem and a solution is the distance between your knees and the floor."
Mastication for the Nation!!!!
My Mama Used To Say, 'Sticks and stones will break your bones but names will never hurt you.'
My Mama Used To Say that my dad's the boss and he has HER permission to say so! :)
Also, she used to tell me it didn't matter if I got bigger than her (she's 5'7")...she could stand on a chair and still beat my butt (and she would have if I hadn't stopped growing at 5'1"!).
My Mama Used To Say, i am so proud of you and you can do anything in life you choose to do if you try hard enough. i miss mom. she loved me greatly. that is a wonderful thing. ;)
Mama used to say, A hard head makes a soft behind.
MORE FROM MY MOM
My Mama Used To Say, " To make Holy Water, Boil the Hell out of it, To Control an devilish child, spank the Hell out of them." (An interesting twist on "Spare the rod and spoil the child.")
My Mama Used to Say, "Time flys when you're having fun. Or if you're a frog, time's fun when your having flies." (On one's "perspective".)
My Mama Used to Say, Life is like a park war memorial.
Sometimes you're the pigeon, sometimes you're the statue.
My Mama Used To Say, Even if you're on the right track
You still get run over by the train if you don't move forward.
My Mama Used To Say, Nodding the head doesn't row the boat.
My Mama Used To Say, A wise hen never cackles until the egg is laid.
My Mama Used To Say, If you're headed down the wrong road . . .
God permits "U" turns.
My Mama Used To Say, I love you son, I really do.
I love you Mama. Save a seat for me.
- Mel, Webminister of Music
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