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What’s one of your dad’s favorite sayings?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on June 20, 2010

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“Give me liberty or give me death.”

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“Take a shower and get some sleep.”

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“I promise.”

Comments

Chris Ogle 4 years, 6 months ago

Tell the truth.... Telling a lie is just as bad as stealing.

RoeDapple 4 years, 6 months ago

or "HELL NO!", depending on his mood . . .

RoeDapple 4 years, 6 months ago

"Stay away from that hammer, you don't know nothin' 'bout machinery!"

Kent Fisher 4 years, 6 months ago

"If you shake it more than twice, your playing with it."

cowboy 4 years, 6 months ago

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number3of5 4 years, 6 months ago

Do as I say, not as I do. If I say frog, YOU Jump......just don't ever ask how high. No worky no eaty A man is only as good as his word

Nick Yoho 4 years, 6 months ago

"sometimes I wake up grumpy, other times, I let her sleep."

Alison Roberts 4 years, 6 months ago

"go do something--blow the stink off of ya."

Jeanne Cunningham 4 years, 6 months ago

If it's a hundred degrees, I know it's not going to snow. (He was a rural mail carrier in Wilson, Kansas with about 100 miles of mostly dirt roads, which he drove 6 days a week for over 20 years.)

gaiapapaya 4 years, 6 months ago

For any griping about and injury or pain, "Looks like we'll have to amputate at the neck".

Momofallboys 4 years, 6 months ago

oh so many things he used to say! "If you're gonna act like a dog turd, go lay in the yard" "Better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick" "Nobody died and left you in charge"

There are so many more, but he was an amazing man with lots of personality :D.

Rex Russell 4 years, 6 months ago

My dad always challanged me with: "Some day you'll be able to "take" the ol' man. But guess what,....................... today ain't that day. So shut up and do what I told you to do." Gotta love my old man.

Sheryl Wiggins 4 years, 6 months ago

if you're going to borrow money from friends, you haveta decide which you need more, the money or your friends. that music is driving me plum outta my mind are you a pure D fool? you don't know how good you got it, I had to walk to school barefooted in the winter, uphill both ways. That Billy Martin........ which meant I despised Billy Martin, which made Dad mention him more often.

fantastic_hollaa 4 years, 6 months ago

"Muck Fizzou" and "I'm not sleepin', I'm checkin' for holes in my eyelids"

1029 4 years, 6 months ago

"I don't care what you do with your life, just don't ever fill out the Census."

InspectorJo 4 years, 6 months ago

"It's not what you make, it's what you save that counts"

InspectorJo 4 years, 6 months ago

or if you really pissed him off, "I'll kick your ass up between your shoulders" our dad had some awesome sayings and HE was the BEST!

notanoobhere 4 years, 6 months ago

Roll your asses, get your feet off the deck. Dont amount to a hella beans.

Andrea Hoag 4 years, 6 months ago

"Waste not, want not..."

"When I was a kid growing up in the Great Depression..."

kernal 4 years, 6 months ago

...we had nothing to eat but turnips for days.

Kathy Getto 4 years, 6 months ago

"A place for everything and everything is its place."

"The world doesn't revolve around you." Hated that one as a kid - would give anything to hear it one more time.

Soup2Nuts 4 years, 6 months ago

"You'll wonder where the yellow went, when you flush the stool with Pepsodent"

tanaumaga 4 years, 6 months ago

'sometimes you get the elevator, sometimes you get the shaft.' 'if it's yellow let it mellow, if it's brown flush it down.' 'don't pee on me and tell me it's raining.'

irvan moore 4 years, 6 months ago

If it has teats or wheels it's gonna cause you problems.

jd 4 years, 6 months ago

Why don't you park the damn thing you stupid sh*t!

jetgirl 4 years, 6 months ago

People would be happy if they just did what I told them to do.

puddleglum 4 years, 6 months ago

rains coming down like a cow peeing on a flat rock

towboat 4 years, 6 months ago

how many times a day do I need to feed you?? remember the golden rule: he who has the gold makes the rules. I can't hear the rocks in your head... yes or no? did you hear the elephant under my chair? it's as cold as a witch's tit in a brass bra!

luckyfrogfeet 4 years, 6 months ago

how many times have i told you to lick that knife before you stick it back in the butter?

Bunny_Hotcakes 4 years, 6 months ago

How about...

"Everybody has a right to their own opinion, even if they're wrong."

"I know everything...that's worth knowing."

(Upon news I've been wronged) "Want me to call out 40 drunk Teamsters?" or "Want me to bust their kneecaps?"

(When it's time for a snack and the fridge is too far away) "Can you bring me an apple, a knife, and a napkin?"

geoismeo 4 years, 6 months ago

"If you don't get a haircut soon, I will have to get dog tags for you."

John Hampton 4 years, 6 months ago

  1. "You could tear up a crowbar in a sand pile" ( I had the need to take things apart to see how they worked)

  2. "You couldn't pour piss out of a boot with the instructions written on the heel" (I couldn't always put things from #1 back together)

  3. "It's hotter than a snake's ass in a wagon rut" (self explanatory)

  4. "You can't shoot pool with a rope" (has to do with drinking too much whilst on a date)

  5. "Any work done on Sunday has to be redone on Monday"

LoveThsLife 4 years, 6 months ago

or.."many hands make light work"....I hated hearing him say that as kid..it meant more chores.

kernal 4 years, 6 months ago

"Clean your plate, there's starving children in China."

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