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Ole sayings that ring true.
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Jon(WI)    Posted 02-21-2004 at 16:55:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Anyone remember "old sayings" from grandparents that have some validity? I remember one that my father told me and goes like this: Want to keep a friend, there are 3 things you don't talk about; religion, politics and Nationality.

Ok, Ok, here is another: The only people you can really trust what they are saying is true are young children and drunks. Anymore out there?

Tufhelp    Posted 02-22-2004 at 11:00:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
If you're destined to hang, you'll never drown...

Lazy Al    Posted 02-22-2004 at 06:29:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
A farten horse will never tire and and farten man is the one to hire

Salmoneye    Posted 02-22-2004 at 03:52:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
The cream always rises to the top...

jf    Posted 02-22-2004 at 03:12:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
a good deed never goes unpunished
the road to h@ll is paved with good intentions

Cosmo    Posted 02-22-2004 at 03:09:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Jessie    Posted 02-21-2004 at 22:26:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Don't get into no stinkin contest with a bunch of skunks
You gotta strike while the irons hot
What can you expect from a hawg but a grunt
When the leaves are green late the snow comes early
Red yellow black get back Jack (coral snake)red black yellow he's a fine fella (king snake)

ron,ar    Posted 02-21-2004 at 20:10:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
The only good snake is a dead snake.
You want something done, take it to a busy man.
Laziness is a tool of the devil.
My favorite-it's the squeaking wheel that gets greased but the barking dog gets kicked.

Juliana    Posted 02-21-2004 at 19:35:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
It's better to sit there and look stupid than open your mouth and prove it!

ron,ar    Posted 02-21-2004 at 20:01:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
it is obvious that none of us adhere to that one:^)

toolman    Posted 02-21-2004 at 18:24:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
one of the first things i ever remember my grandfather ever telling me was, if a job is worth doing its worth doing right, i moved away soon after that , never seen him again ,but always remembered his words.

the pink panther    Posted 02-21-2004 at 18:13:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
.......this too, shall pass...........kinda good thought when things are gettin you down.

TO35...another    Posted 02-21-2004 at 17:47:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Them folks is living high on the Hog.....

TO....who knows excatly what that means...

Got the answer...    Posted 02-22-2004 at 03:55:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
'Living High On The Hog'

Meaning: Affluent and well fed.

Origin: The best and most expensive cuts of ham come from the upper part of a pig's haunch.


TO35    Posted 02-21-2004 at 17:44:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush....


DD    Posted 02-21-2004 at 17:37:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
What goes around comes around.....If he'll hit ya once he'll hit ya again.....A drunk mans words are a sober mans thoughts ; )

Jessie    Posted 02-21-2004 at 22:13:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'll drink to that

Donna from Mo    Posted 02-22-2004 at 01:35:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
".... but then, I'll drink to anything."

DD    Posted 02-21-2004 at 17:39:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
NOT just puckin on the fellers...but that's how it was told to me since I'm NOT a could work either way. Just wanted to clear that up, don't want a buncha fellers here poundin me about the haid for that : )

Donna from Mo    Posted 02-21-2004 at 16:58:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
"It'll all come out in the wash" which is similar to, "What goes around, comes around."

Newgen    Posted 02-21-2004 at 17:41:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Or, "The toes you step on today may be connected to the @ss you have to kiss tomorrow"

bruce    Posted 02-21-2004 at 18:43:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
love my job, love my boss. I am self employed.

Donna    Posted 02-21-2004 at 17:44:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Never heard that one, but I love it!

Donna    Posted 02-21-2004 at 17:41:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
"Fool me once, shame on you... fool me twice, shame on me."

cowgirlj    Posted 02-21-2004 at 17:54:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
It takes all kinds, to make the world go 'round.

To each, thier own!

You get what you deserve out of life!

And one that drove me nuts the most was....
You're barking up the wrong tree!

Drill    Posted 02-21-2004 at 17:46:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
"No good deed ever goes unpunished"

Cindi    Posted 02-21-2004 at 18:23:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
You can tell a lot about a person by the way they treat their dog (horse whatever).

Old John    Posted 02-21-2004 at 19:01:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Hey, here ya are:

"Once burned;twice shy!"

"Never judge a book by it's cover!"

"Never trust a man your dog doesn't like."

"A stitch in time saves nine."

"Haste makes waste."

You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear."

Got bunches more..........
My Mom use to tell them to us time and again.

' Til later.........
Old John

Jon(WI)    Posted 02-21-2004 at 19:34:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks to all of the above. Old sayings from passt family members somehow brings back fond memories encouraged by words of wisdom.

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