If my mother had any proclivity toward alcoholism, I would have driven her there by the time I was five. But, I never saw her have more than one glass of Manischewitz on Easter, year after year. That tells me that she was never going to be an alcoholic. I was a spirited child, born on a lunar eclipse, who didn’t take no for an answer, even from my parents, ever. Her nickname for me was Persistence Personified.
Oh, wait, I do have another alcohol memory of her. It was when I got married the first time; she got totally wasted on Manhattans. I can’t blame her for that.
To my mother, Dear Mom,
I offer you this tribute. You did, after all was said and done, drill some trite sayings into my head that I still find useful. And, believe it or not, most of them gave me my PR backbone. You were my most influential public relations teacher, and I didn’t even know that until today… Miss you…
~ Happy Mothers Day ~
Famous Last Words that have stuck with me
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
A leopard doesn’t change its spots.
A word to the wise is sufficient.
Actions speak louder than words.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Beauty is only skin deep.
Beggars can’t be choosers.
Birds of a feather flock together.
Can you believe she’s wearing white after Labor Day?
Curiosity killed the cat.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.
Don’t come out until you have a smile on your face.
Don’t cross any bridges until you come to them.
Don’t cut off your own nose to spite your own face.
Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.
Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket.
Flattery will get you nowhere.
Go to your room:
Great minds think alike.
Haste makes waste.
He’s three sheets to the wind.
If you make your bed, you’ll have to lie in it.
If your friend jumped off a bridge, would you jump, too?
It’s better to be safe than sorry.
It’s better to have loved & lost, than to have never loved at all. Knock on wood…
Misery loves company.
No news is good news.
Only a fool laughs at her own jokes.
Out of sight; out of mind.
Pardon my French!
Patience is a virtue.
People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.
Remember the golden rule.
Rome wasn’t built in a day.
Sing before you eat; cry before you sleep.
Slow down before somebody gets hurt.
That behavior isn’t becoming of a young lady.
That’s killing two birds with one stone.
There’s more than one way to skin a cat.
Two wrongs don’t make a right.
Waste not, want not.
What you don’t know doesn’t hurt you.
Why add insult to injury?
You can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your relatives.
You can’t have your cake and eat it, too.
You can’t judge a book by its cover.
You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.
You can’t squeeze blood from a turnip.
You mark my words…
You have a Champagne appetite and a beer pocketbook.
You wait until your father gets home!
Your eyes were bigger than your stomach.