By Paula Mitchell
Hott’s Feed Mill and Farms, Inc. gave out the “They Say” booklet of which Bruce and Barbara Hoover shared with the writer. The booklet is full of old sayings gathered for more than 50 years from many peoples and languages. Humans are the same from age to age, and the love for the unusual and clever makes the sayings always entertaining and fresh.
Some of the sayings in the booklet are as follows:
- We’ns, both of us’ns.
- If you make it to hear the whippoorwill again, then you’re OK.
- It as tough as whang.
- He can make you believe that the moon is made of green cheese.
- Money goes like water but it comes like blood.
- Destroy’n is a bad thing to start, it comes back to han’t you.
- Don’t give up the ship.
- After dinner rest a while — after supper walk a mile.
- A man is known by the enemies he keeps.
- Packed in like sardines.
- A one-horse town.
- We got a fleecing.
- Get his dander up.
- Tit for tat.
- Kissin’ wears out — cookin’ don’t.
- First impressions are too lasting.
- He sold out lock stock and barrel.
Every man must live with the man he makes of himself.
- Make hay while the sun shines.
- Shooting timber.
- Yes, but blood is thicker than water.
- What you don’t know won’t hurt you.
- Every tub must set on its own bottom.
- Fine as a frog hair.
- It is bad luck to return borrowed salt or sugar.
- A watched pot never boils.
- Poor as Job’s turkey.
- Those who think it permissible to tell white lies soon grow color blind.
- Marry in haste, repent in leisure.
There is dignity about old sayings. The ancient scientist and philosopher, Aristotle in 360 B.C. is said to be the first man to make a collection of sayings and proverbs. They are still around to this day.
Life’s daily instructions to help one along the way include the following:
- Plant flowers this spring.
- Write “thank you” notes promptly.
- Don’t postpone joy.
- Watch one’s attitude. It’s like the first thing people notice about a person.
- Spend one’s life lifting people up, not putting people down.
Sunday morning, which was brought in by a gust of chilly winds, had a surprise for the residents. Yes, snow was on the ground and it continued to shower for a while; however, when the morning worship services were over, the sun made its presence and all was well. Those chorus frogs were singing again. Wonder if they will have to wear glasses once more!
Quotes to ponder include the following:
“Whenever you die, you take nothing from the earth with you, and the main thing you leave behind is the legacy of how well you loved.” — Cheryl Smith
“Behave toward everyone as if receiving a great guest.” — Confucius
“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” — Maya Angelou
“True life is lived when tiny changes occur.” — Leo Tolstoy
“Do anything, but let it produce joy.” — Walt Whitman
“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” — Theodore Roosevelt
“Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” — Aesop
Windy, chilly days call for sitting by the fire to hear the “Talk of the Grove.”
Becky, Ben, Emma, Nathan and Wesley Puffenbarger motored to Lynchburg, Virginia, to visit SeaQuest. Sunday, they toured Appomattox National Park.
Phil Downs visited this past week with Paula and Tom Mitchell and K.D. and Verla Puffenbarger. While there, he visited with Kenny and Brandy Puffenbarger who were visiting in the same home.
Rosalee Grogg’s visitors were Marleta Wimer and Hendrix Bogan.
Last week’s photo of the Franklin High School cheerleaders had a mistake. The girl on the right was Wanda Rose Loyd, rather than Ronda.
Evelyn Varner, Janet Judy and Judy Costello of Verona, Virginia, enjoyed the Thomas Land Quartette at the Victory Fellowship Church of Dayton, Virginia. It was an enjoyable evening for these ladies
Clickety-clacks for the chin wagers are as follows:
- Niagara Falls is the honeymoon capital.
- The gray wolf mates for life.
- The anteater and the duck-billed platypus are the only mammals to lay eggs.
- A dog sweats through its paws.
- The koala spends 90% of its day sleeping.
The remainder of the April birthdays are as follows: Brody Wimer and Dakota Grogg, 16th; David Thornberry and Brenda Propst, 17th; Anna Mauzy, 18th; Paul Cunningham, 19th; Shelby Morrison, 20th; Evelyn Varner and Betty Lou Propst, 22nd; Dennis Jamison and Morgan Propst, 23rd; Ronald Pitsenbarger, 24th; Jackie Koontz, 27th; Myrtle Hoover, Marcus Smith and Carl Simmons, 29th; and Jim Rexrode and Justin Simmons, 30th.
Concerns for this week are as follows: Charles Anderson, the Merle “Cub” Bennett family, Scherry Chambers, Charlotte Copley, Jeff Craig, the Joy Darnell family, Jeff Evick, Lee Roy and Ina Evick, Mary Eye, Ron Gilkeson, Lola Graham, Marlene Harman, Ramona Harman, the Carole Hartman family, Steve and Armanda Heavner, Starr Hedrick, the Winona Judy Hewitt family, Virgil Homan, Jr., Charlee Hoover, Lorena Hoover, Myrtle Hoover, Debbie Horst, Alice Johnson, Richard Judy, Margaret Kiser, Rex Landis, Jay Linaburg, Angela Lung, Linda Malcolm, Morris and Sue Mallow, 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, Bryer Puffenbarger, Eldon Puffenbarger, Willard Rader, Don Rexrode, Donna Ruddle, Barbara Simmons, Chloe Simmons, Erin Simmons, Eva Simmons, Charlie Sites, Ona Smith, Stanna Smith, Steve Smith, Berlie Sponaugle, Patricia Swecker, Harry Lee Temple, Charlotte Thompson, Rosa Tichenor, Sandra Vandevander, Jack Vogel, Amby Waybright, Jr., Ron White, Judy Williams, Junior Wimer, Larry Wimer, Carol Windett and the people of Ukraine.