I was thinking earlier about something Mehmere used to say while talking to a coworker about what happened in Colorado last night. She really had some great phrases. That lead me to think about some of the other wonderful phrases I grew up with from various members of the family and got the giggles.
I’m having some writer’s block about something else so I thought I’d take a break from doing that and share some of these gems with you.
Here are five of my favorite:
- “They’ve got a screw that’s not quite tightened down in there.” – Mehmere, talking about crazy people.
- “Be good. If you can’t be good, be careful. If you can’t be careful, you name the baby after me!” – Great Grandma Stanton, every time we saw her.
- “I do what I do and if they don’t like it, they can lump it.” – Pop, telling NoSoSweetPea and I to be ourselves.
- “A little Carbon never hurt anyone.” – Grandpa, when talking about eating food that’s a little burned.
- “I love you a Million Dollars.” – Nanny, making sure we knew how much she loves us. It’s an important lesson.
What are some of the best things you heard from an older relative?