Monday, April 26, 2010

Old Sayings


Margie: I was just reading about old sayings from the 1500's, Edna, and this one made me think of you. Didn't you get married in June?

"Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June. However, since they were starting to smell .... Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married."

Edna: Not as many times as you did, you floozy. Is that the reason why your bouquet was so big you had to have a bridesmaid help you carry it?

Margie: Folks, do you see why I can't have a polite conversation with this ninny? All she wants to do is insult me.

Here's another old saying that reminds me of Edna:

"Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water!"

Lord, I wish Mama had thrown Edna out.

Edna: Believe me, there are days I wish she had too, you harpy.


Poetic Shutterbug said...

You two need an early evening hot tub excursion with the Margiedales

Kath Lockett said...

The only saying I can ever remember - and, let's face it, it's about as useful as the rest of them, - is: Nothing succeeds like a budgie without teeth.

Think about it....

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RNSANE said...

You girls are such need to break out the tea BEFORE you get started on this blog.

Silly Willy & Fluffy said...

We were thinking of you two sweethearts this morning and you
made it to our blog first. We have
missed you very much and we will be
more regular too. No Edna, we didn't
mean that kind of regularity.

Don't worry, we'll join you at the
nursing home. It will be a hoot!

Say hi to Cousin T for us. Many hugs!
Silly Willy & Fluffy

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