Sunday, February 8, 2009


I received this from a friend this morning and thought it was too lovely not to share. Normally wouldn't post something like this, but it brought back so many fond memories! The sentiment and the pictures are so beautiful!


Be sure to refill the ice trays, we're going to have company.
Watch for the postman, I want to get this letter to Willie in the mail today.
Quit slamming the screen door when you go out!
Be sure and pull the windows down when you leave, it looks like a shower is coming up.

Don't forget to wind the clock before you go to bed.
Wash your feet before you go to bed, you've been playing outside all day barefooted.

Why can't you remember to roll up your britches legs? Getting them caught in the bicycle chain so many times is tearing them up.
You have torn the knees out of that pair of pants so many times there is nothing left to put a patch on.
Don't you go outside with your school clothes on!
Go comb your hair; it looks like the rats have nested in it all night.
Be sure and pour the cream off the top of the milk when you open the new bottle.
Take that empty bottle to the store with you so you won't have to pay a deposit on another one.

Put a dish towel over the cake so the flies won't get on it.
Quit jumping on the floor! I have a cake in the oven and you are going to make it fall if you don't quit!
Let me know when the Fuller Brush man comes by, I need to get a few things from him.
You boys stay close by, the car may not start and I will need you to help push it off.


There's a dollar in my purse, get 5 gallons of gas when you go to town.
Open the back door and see if we can get a breeze through here, it is getting hot.

You can walk to the store; it won't hurt you to get some exercise.
Don't sit too close to the TV. It is hard on your eyes.


If you pull that stunt again, I am going to wear you out!
Don't lose that button; I'll sew it back on after awhile.


Wash under your neck before you come to the table.
Get out from under the sewing machine; pumping it messes up the thread!
Be sure and fill the lamps this morning so we don't have to do that tonight in the dark.

Here, take this old magazine to the toilet with you when you go, we are almost out of paper out there.
Don't turn the radio on now, I want the battery to be up when the Grand Ole Opry comes on.
No! I don't have 10 cents for you to go to the show. Do you think money grows on trees?

That dog is NOT coming in this house! I don't care how cold it is out there, dogs don't stay in the house.

Sit still! I'm trying to get your hair cut straight and you keep moving and it is all messed up.
Hush your mouth! I don't want to hear words like that! I'll wash your mouth out with soap!
It is time for your system to be cleaned out. I am going to give you a dose of castor oil tonight.
If you get a spanking in school and I find out about it, you'll get another one when you get home.
Quit crossing your eyes! They will get stuck that way!
Soak your foot in this pan of kerosene so that bad cut won't get infected.
When you take your driving test, don't forget to signal each turn. Left arm straight out the window for a left turn; left arm bent up at the elbow for a right turn; and straight down to the side of the door when you are going to stop.

It's: 'Yes Ma'am!' and 'No Ma'am!' to me, young man, and don't you forget it!

Y'all come back now, ya hear!
Bring back any memories? Sure did for me!


Leigh said...

I couldn't see the pictures.

Charity Hassel said...

um. ya. the one about the spanking at school AND home! hee!

Karen Lee said...

Oh my.......the memories!!! I guess having heard most of these shows just how old I am!!!!

Krissy said...

Oy, it's been a long time since I've heard any of those.. and thank God mom's don't wash kids mouths with soap anymore that was NASTY! LOL

Thanks for the comments about my layouts and about swirlydoos! You know, the kit with the Prima Stamps is the ADD-ON kit, not the main kit! So feel free to take some peeks LOL!!!!! There is also a flower add on in there too!

Oh, and I LOVED seeing a pic of YOU on your blog... i've only ever seen your pooch and while I LOVE Weimeraner's (sp?) it's nice to finally see YOU too! HA!

VAWM said...

Maybe life would be better if we still heard some of those and still felt safe walking to the store.........
It was a different and perhaps simpler time.

Dria said...

WOW those bring back memories!

ellen s. said...

oh i loved reading them! th photos didn't load for me either buy i have to copy those down, makes me feel a bit nostalgic

Toni said...

wow,this is so awesome... you don't even think about that tell you u hear them again, & I've heard or said everyone of those!!

phamil said...

Awwwwww, this is too cute!!!! I'm one of the older ones too! I remember some of them, especially the slamming the screen door one!!!

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