By Paula Mitchell
Research suggests that things that grandparents say do stick with grandchildren. Advice from grandparents range from funny to wise.
One attribute that grandparents preach a lot is the power of being positive. They also understand human nature and have great advice about how to get along and get ahead in the world.
One of the greatest gifts that grandparents can give their grandchildren is a clear sense of their beliefs and values.
Here are some sayings coming from grandparents:
- Early to bed and early to rise, make a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- If it’s a job worth doing, it’s worth doing well.
- There is a time and place for everything.
- Two heads are better than one.
- Necessity is the mother of invention.
- A rolling stone gathers no moss.
- Time cures all things.
- Many hands make light work.
- There’s no place like home.
- An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
- Always put your best foot forward.
- Where there’s a will there’s a way.
- The first step is the hardest.
- Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
- You win some, you lose some.
- Never too old to learn.
- Make hay when the sun shines.
- Actions speak louder than words.
- Opportunity seldom knocks twice.
- Honesty is the best policy.
- Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones.
- Laughter is the best medicine.
- You can’t please everyone.
- The grass is always greener on the other side.
- It is no use to cry over spilt milk.
- An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
- One good turn deserves another.
- Two wrongs do not make a right.
- Money does not grow on trees.
- Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
- Beauty is only skin deep.
- The best things in life are free.
- Things are not always what they seem.
- Waste not, want not.
- A stitch in time saves nine.
So, grandparents, take heed for those grandchildren will go “over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house we go….” And they will come, so get ready for all that good advice to share with them!
Life is full of uncertainties. To make it better for each other, try some of these suggestions:
- Call one’s mother.
- Count one’s blessings.
- Keep one’s promises (no matter what).
- Live one’s life as an exclamation, not an explanation.
- Wave at kids on school buses.
Well, how about this weather? So unpredictable for man and beast. It is seasonal weather. One week it is winter, the next spring, then summer, followed by winter, and summer, and spring. Will spring really get to finish showing all her beautiful colors to the world, or will the weather jump into summer? Who knows? Somehow the red bud and dogwood trees have figured things out and put on a glorious modeling show. Monday morning had fog draped over the community, with temperatures at 33° in Sugar Grove, and 26° temperature with frost where Ronald Pitsenbarger lives near Hiner Mill.
Quotes for the week are as follows:
“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” — Mohammad Ali
“Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” — Aesop
“Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.” — Albert Einstein.
“Before you judge me, make sure you’re perfect.” — Clint Eastwood
“Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.” — Jim Carrey
Life is so much more comfortable by the fire to hear the “Talk of the Grove.”
Enjoying the Mother’s Day meal at Family Dining in Brandywine were the Robby Fisher family and Bob and Brenda Fisher.
The weekend was a celebration for Mother’s Day for Evelyn Varner. Saturday found her motoring to Golden Corral in Waynesboro, Virginia, to enjoy a dinner with Judy Costello, Janet Judy, Terry Harper and D.J. Judy. Then on Sunday, Judy Costello, Janet Judy, and Terry Harper enjoyed a Traditions lunch prior to motoring to Linville, Virginia, to enjoy the Doyle Moats and Friends concert.
Marleta and Junior Wimer visited with Rosalee Grogg this past weekend.
Bob and Judy Grimm motored to Preston County to enjoy a wonderful weekend with son, Rodney, and family. They returned home Sunday.
Clickety-clacks for the chin waggers are as follows:
- The tip of the tongue is more sensitive to sweets, the back to bitter tastes, and the sides to salty and sour tastes.
- The 2,300-year old theatre of Epidaurus, Greece, was acoustically so well designed, it is still used today.
- Seals travel an average of 6,000 miles a year.
- Driving at 60 mph, it would take over 5 years to go around the circumference of the sun.
- Philologists estimate about 3,000 languages are spoken by the human race.
The remainder of the May birthdays include Tina Via, 16th; Norma Cunningham and Logan Godfrey, 17th; Sharon Jamison and Andrea Williams, 18th; Charlie Burgoyne, 20th; C.J. Fisher, 23rd; Nancy Rexrode Pultz, 24th; Alma Mallow, 25th; Skyler Grogg and Dani Ruth Hoover, 28th; Emma Felici, 29th; Kayla May Wolcott and Eddie Malcolm, 30th; and Marvin Hartman, 31st.
Concerns for this week are many, and they are as follows: Charles Anderson, Bill Brackman, Scherry Chambers, Charlotte Copley, Jeff Craig, Jeff Evick, Lee Roy and Ina Evick, Mary Eye, Ron Gilkeson, Lola Graham, Marlene Harman, Ramona Harman, Steve and Armanda Heavner, Starr Hedrick, Virgil Homan, Jr., Charlie Marie Hoover, Lorena Hoover, Myrtle Hoover, Debbie Horst, Alice Johnson, Richard Judy, Margaret Kiser, Rex Landis, Angela Lung, Linda Malcolm, the Morris Mallow family, the Sue Mallow family, Roger and Skip Mallow, Yvonne Marsh, Neil McLaughlin, Naomi Michael, Joe Moats, Lincoln Moore, Ernie Morgan, Aaron Nelson, Kathy Nelson, Ken and Ruth Nelson, Betty Hoover O’Donnell, Cheryl Paine, Sutton Parrack, Betty Lou Propst, Kara Propst, Linda Propst, Nathan Propst, Sheldon Propst, the Don Rexrode family, Donna Ruddle, Barbara Simmons, Erin Simmons, Eva Simmons, Charlie Sites, Ona Smith, Stanna Smith, Steve Smith, Berlie Sponaugle, Patricia Swecker, Harry Lee Temple, Rosa Tichenor, Sandra Vandevander, Jack Vogel, Amby Waybright Jr., Ron White, Judy Williams, Junior Wimer, Larry Wimer, Carol Windett and the people of Ukraine.