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Monday, June 22, 2009

An Olde Farmwife's Words of Wisdom...


* Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.

*Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.

*Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.

* A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.

* Words that soak into your ears are whispered...not yelled.

* Meanness don't jes' happen overnight.

* Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.

* Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.

* It don't take a very big person to carry a grudge.

* You cannot unsay a cruel word.

* Every path has a few puddles.

* When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.

* The best sermons are lived, not preached.

* Most of the stuff people worry about ain't never gonna happen anyway.

* Don't judge folks by their relatives.

* Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

* Live a good, honorable life.
Then when you get older and think back, you'll enjoy it a second time.

* Don't interfere with somethin' that ain't bothering you none.

* Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain dance.

* If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'.

* Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.

* The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with,
watches you from the mirror every mornin'.

* Always drink upstream from the herd.

* Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.

* Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin' it back in.

* If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence,
try orderin' somebody else's dog around.

* Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly.

*Don't pick a fight with an old man.
If he is too old to fight,
He'll just kill you...

*Blessed be*

~Lori~

7 comments:

Cari said...

Truer words were never spoken!! Thanks for the reminder!!

Constance said...

I hope you are feeling better. I've heard that having a kidney stone is one painfull experience. I hope you are on the mend and well soon.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Lori ~
Oh, how true those statements are!
Hope you are well on the road to health!
Lauren

JOLENE said...

Thanks for sharing the quotes, I enjoyed reading them. I hope you are feeling better, sounds like you have had your share of pain lately. Take Care.

Barbeeque4 said...

Words to live by - Thanks!!

Helenka's Gift said...

Hi Lori,

I hope you are feeling better with (out?) those stones. I've had them in the past, and it's horrible to go through.

Lori, thank you for sharing those bits of wisdom. Would it be all right to copy them for my personal use? I like to add quotes and small bits of wisdom to letters and emails. I would happily add you as the author.

all my best,
Kathy R

Jan said...

Love these, thanks! Hope you are feeling better!

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