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    Frankn, When I was young, I didn't hit; I just...

    Frankn,

    When I was young, I didn't hit; I just ran.
    I didn't want to hurt anyone through the unleashing of my fury.
    (A discussion surely for later consideration....)

    Yes, I was the target...
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    My Mom also used to have non-sensical rhymes,...

    My Mom also used to have non-sensical rhymes, possibly from her youth, that I still remember today.
    One goes like this:

    "Listen my children and you may hear,
    The story of the midnight ride of...
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    A saying from my past youthful experiences: ...

    A saying from my past youthful experiences:

    When the sh*t hits the fan, it's best to be in another room. :icon_thumright:


    Best,
    Scott

    PS. Deny everything, take in all that you can and...
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    Attributed to Benjamin Franklin, distributed...

    Attributed to Benjamin Franklin, distributed through his "Poor Richard's Almanack" (sic)

    One of many Great maxims and philosophies from the times of our Founding Fathers. Many adaptable to current...
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    I appreciate and understand your contribution. ...

    I appreciate and understand your contribution.

    I'm also impressed that an ancient Latin language filter was employed to censor you!

    Imagine that...:icon_scratch:

    Best,
    Scott
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    My Mom also used to say (as I was being punished...

    My Mom also used to say (as I was being punished for any various youthful infractions of behavior),

    "If you're going to dance the jig, you must pay the fiddler."

    Best,
    Scott
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    I spent a great deal of time with my Grandmother...

    I spent a great deal of time with my Grandmother when I was young and loved to hear her tell the stories of her childhood.

    When she would talk about WWII, she would tell of the rationing, the...
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    My Mom used to say, "If wishes were horses,...

    My Mom used to say, "If wishes were horses, beggars would ride."

    She also would say, "If 'ands' and 'buts' were candy and nuts, we'd all have a Merry Christmas."

    Best,
    Scott
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    Ah, yes! True etymology! Best Wishes, Scott

    Ah, yes! True etymology!

    Best Wishes,
    Scott
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    My old Buddy, Spartacus. Thought you may have...

    My old Buddy, Spartacus.

    Thought you may have dropped off of the grid. Good to see ya again.

    Gettin' old when it's been awhile since you crossed paths with Spartacus.

    Best Wishes,
    Scott
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    I remember from my Mom: "Waste not, want...

    I remember from my Mom:


    "Waste not, want not."

    "Cleanliness is next to Godliness."

    "You'll clean your room or git a whippin'."

    Best,
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    Old-Timey Sayins' and Their Origins....

    I was thinking of an old black fellow I used to work with several years ago and he used a phrase to enlighten me to wit:
    "Not evey shut eye is asleep."

    It makes a great deal of sense. As most...
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