Friday Five – Phrases from the Family

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:

  1. “They’ve got a screw that’s not quite tightened down in there.” – Mehmere, talking about crazy people.
  2. “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.
  3. “I do what I do and if they don’t like it, they can lump it.” – Pop, telling NoSoSweetPea and I to be ourselves.
  4. “A little Carbon never hurt anyone.” – Grandpa, when talking about eating food that’s a little burned.
  5. “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?


About Court

I spend a lot of time on the pool deck and making treats in my kitchen amongst other things.
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2 Responses to Friday Five – Phrases from the Family

  1. Me says:

    Quick – Frank! What did I say? I have no memory left…

  2. Artie Ericsson says:

    Subscribed for your blog, thank you

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