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
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”