Grandma Barb’s This and That

Friday, July 12, 2013

Mom's bits of wisdom

Today I'm going to share some of my mom's famous sayings.

1).  "Work is the greatest thing in the world, save some for tomorrow".  I am very good at this.  So yesterday I took the day off to go to a garden tour with 2 friends.  One of the reason I didn't get around to visit you yesterday. This was my favorite place on the tour.  I'll share more photos later.



2).  "Live a long life but never grow old".  Maybe that's why this 40 year old  in this 70 year old body doesn't get much done in a day either.

3).  "Remember, you are not fully dressed until you put on a smile".  I always put on my smile as soon as I put on my bathing suit in the morning.  :0)  No I'm not showing you that,

4).  "Worry is putting today's sun behind tomorrows clouds".  I need to work on this one.  Sometimes I worry too much.



5).  If you love something, set it free.  If it come back to you  it is meant to be".  She told that to one of my daughters many years ago when she broke up with her boyfriend.  They will be celebrating their 29th anniversary in a couple of months.

Well  there you have it.  Bits of wisdom from my mom who lived to be 96 but never grew old.

Linking to Random 5 Friday with Nancy at A Rural Journal.  Stop over to learn facts from some of the other bloggers

Thanks for stopping and have a great weekend.

Until next time

Barb

36 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

these are great. i'm really bad with worry, too.

Pamela Gordon said...

These are great Barb, and made me smile today. Your mom was a wise lady who lived a very long life with class I think. If we could all think as young as she did we'd be happy campers. Enjoy the weekend. Pam

Our Neck of the Woods said...

These are so great! I love #1 and #2. Your mom was such a smart woman and sounds like she was always willing to give advice :)

Terri said...

Your mom sounds like one smart lady! I wish I could put my worries away from another day..gotta work on that one.

Connie said...

I love these saying, thanks for sharing.
Your Mom sounds delightful :)
Come visit and join my Give-A-way.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Renae Simple Sequins said...

Oh Barb, I loved all of those. Thank you! I esp like the one said to your daughter about her breakup and yet they got back together and will be celebrating 29 yrs. AWESOME

AND

THANK YOU FOR NOTICING MY LAST POSE. Not to sound vain but that was my fav of the entire shoot. I had to include it. No one else has said anything specifically about it. Yes, general niceties that I appreciate so much.

Have a fabulous weekend.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love 2 & 3 ... great words. so true. so wise. ( :

have a good weekend.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Your mother was very wise. I think a lot of us worry too much. It just hard not to sometimes, especially in today's world.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Your mom was a very wise woman! Love the windmill shot Barb. xo

Barb said...

Your Mom's sayings made my day. Must remember that worry one.

Leave It To Davis said...

What a wonderful, wise mom you had. So happy your daughter's boyfriend came back....and 29 years later, you are writing about them!

Mary said...

All true! Especially the part about the smile. :)

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Barb, I love these bits of wisdom from your amazing mom. I know she was a wonderful and very wise woman. I know you miss her, but she lives on in you and all the wonder she taught you.

Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Blackberry Lane said...

I enjoyed your mom's sayings. I tend to worry, too.

I hope you have a very nice weekend.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

that is too weird. i did comment before - but i don't see it here ... i love 2 & 3 ... these are very wise comments. i enjoyed the post. ( :

Deanna said...

Oh I loved those tid-bits of wisdom, we could all use your Mom's advice!! I can hear my Mom saying almost the same words!!

eileeninmd said...

I love these sayings, wonderful post, Barb! Your Mom was a wise women! Have a happy weekend!

Cynthia C said...

From one grandma to another I loved your bits of wisdom, you made me smile.

andrea@townandprairie said...

I worry too much, too. I told myself, this fall, when I go back to work, I'm not going to care so much b/c it just east me up. I need to just give it all to God.

Beth said...

I tend to worry too much instead of taking one day a time.

Your mom sounds very special!

Michelle said...

The garden tour sounds fun. Looking forward to the photos!

Karen Frost said...

Your Mom was very wise! I love these, they are so simple but so very true. Good words to live by! xoxo

Judy said...

I think I'm going to take your mom's wisdom and run with it :) Have a wonderful weekend as well!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

These are fun - and I always listen to people who live long, young lives! I'm exceptionally good at saving work for tomorrow:-)

Lynn said...

wonderful five, similar bits of advice if not the same came from my Dad, except for the save the work (housework) until another day, definitely my Mom's..

amanda | wildly simple said...

These are great! I love them all.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Great posts of Mom's quotes ~ so true ~ Lovely photos ~ Happy Weekend to you and thanks for comments ^_^

Debbie said...

oh whay a wise soul!!

i can't wait to hear more about the garden tour!!

Debbie said...

* what

Carol said...

Barb, these sayings are wonderful. So nice of you to share this part of your Mom with us.

Zoey said...

Your mom had some great bits of wisdom to share. It is all true, but sometimes difficult for most of us to do!

Pam =) said...

Your Mom was a wise wise women Barb. Love your responses.

Rose said...

I would have liked to know your mom...sounds like someone good to be around. I will tell you I would have to work on a lot to even be near like her.

Carole M. said...

great verses; several I knew too; lovely presentation Barb

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Barb,
Oh, I really loved to read your mom's wisdom. Especially, I will keep the second one in my mind♡♡♡
I am having a close to 60 years long life but I wish not to grow old. Thanks for the wonderful wisdom of your wonderful mother♪♪♪

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Far Side of Fifty said...

Your Mom gave wise advice:)