Things my Mother Taught me

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My Mother’s Favorite Sayings:

Thanks to my mother, on balance I have tended to live by these sayings – not consciously, but I am sure they have entered my psyche.

    • “If you haven’t got it in the head, you’ve got to have it in the feet” (meaning, for the uninitiated, “Don’t leave a room empty-handed”).  To this day, I always look around the room I am leaving to collect any empty cups, loose papers or clothing strewn in the wrong place to deposit it in its rightful home.
    •  “What can you expect from a donkey but a kick?” I love this one – my Grandmother used to say it with a slight accent, as in “Vot ken you expect frum a dunkey  but a kick?”
    • “Neither a borrower nor a lender be” (A very wise saying from
      Shakespeare)

Songs my Mother Sang to Me When I was a child:

Thanks to my mother, I still remember many songs of that past era

My mother used to sing to me a lot – many of the popular songs of the time –

             1.  “There’ll be Blue Birds Over the white cliffs of Dover”

              2.”Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Bluebirds Fly”

               3.”Tea for Two, For Me and You”

You don’t hear many of them nowadays, do you?

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About Diana Grant

I enjoy reading, collecting books, writing articles and poetry, gardening, cooking, current affairs, craft work, computing, and being with my family. I'm interested in human rights and family law. Until I retired a few years ago, I was a solicitor practising in London. Follow Diana's board Books on Pinterest.
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