"Were you born in a barn?" "Chew with your mouth closed. You look like a cow chewing her cud!" "No use crying over spilt milk." These are some of the words of wisdom my mom shared with me as I was growing up. These pearls of wisdom all seemed to have a "rural" flavor, which seemed appropriate coming from my mom who lived on a farm most of her life. Where does she come up with this stuff?
Now fast-forward to 2002. My son Michael presented me with a Mothers Day gift, Momisms by Cathy Hamilton. I see my Mom's words-to-live-by, right before my eyes. It was then that I realized that all Mom's eventually speak the same language. " I hope someday you have children just like you." " Don't talk with your mouth full." And, "Always wear clean underwear, in case you get in an accident."
" You can pick your friends, but you can't pick your relatives." Not to worry Mom. I would have picked you anyway, Momisms, and all. Love you, Mom!