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originally posted by: Ultralight
Now that I am an adult, making my own way in this life, good and bad decisions, reading the news daily in effort to keep up with politics, the debating of whether global warming is fact or fiction, do UFO's really exist? and everything that is NOT Facebook and Twitter....I pause to reflect on the sayings of my Irish Grandfather. Though he passed when I was in my early teens, he often imparted to me his words of wisdom, which he assured me I would one day come to understand. I am now nearing the age my Grandfather was then, and I DO get most of his quips....most.
The following gems usually came out of left field when he was teaching me a difficult task, such as how to filet a fish without disturbing a single bone, or how to skip a stone across the lake.
I am certain none of these are originally authored by him, but repeated often enough that I find myself "saying them forward."
"Corn doesn't ever grow so tall that it doesn't fall over under its own weight."
"A willow doesn't bend with ease, the stronger the wind...the stronger the tree."
"Always give a stranger the time of day for he may one day be your best friend."
"Have an old, cold, tater and wait."
" There is a reason it is difficult to step on a chicken."
"Keep your powder dry".
And the one that I never understood: " Lord love a duck."
I am interested in the sayings of other's grandparents. Please share!