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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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“If you’re going to cry, I’ll give you something to cry about.”

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“Take a shower and get some sleep.”

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“I promise.”


Chris Ogle 6 years, 1 month ago

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

RoeDapple 6 years, 1 month ago

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

RoeDapple 6 years, 1 month ago

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

Kent Fisher 6 years, 1 month ago

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

cowboy 6 years, 1 month ago

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number3of5 6 years, 1 month 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 6 years, 1 month ago

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

Alison Roberts 6 years, 1 month ago

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

Jeanne Cunningham 6 years, 1 month 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 6 years, 1 month ago

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

Momofallboys 6 years, 1 month 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 6 years, 1 month 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 6 years, 1 month 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 6 years, 1 month ago

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

1029 6 years, 1 month ago

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

InspectorJo 6 years, 1 month ago

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

InspectorJo 6 years, 1 month 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 6 years, 1 month ago

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

Andrea Hoag 6 years, 1 month ago

"Waste not, want not..."

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

kernal 6 years ago

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

Kathy Theis-Getto 6 years, 1 month 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 6 years, 1 month ago

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

Matt Schwartz 6 years, 1 month 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 6 years, 1 month ago

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

jd 6 years, 1 month ago

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

jetgirl 6 years, 1 month ago

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

puddleglum 6 years, 1 month ago

rains coming down like a cow peeing on a flat rock

towboat 6 years, 1 month 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 6 years, 1 month ago

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

Bunny_Hotcakes 6 years, 1 month 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 6 years, 1 month ago

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

John Hampton 6 years, 1 month 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 6 years, 1 month ago

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

kernal 6 years ago

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

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