Friday, April 16, 2010

Things You Just Don't Hear Anymore

Be sure to refill the ice trays, we're going to have company.
Watch for the postman, I want to get this letter to Willie in the mail today.
Quit slamming the screen door when you go out!
Be sure and pull the windows down when you leave, it looks like a shower is coming up.

Don't forget to wind the clock before you go to bed.
Wash your feet before you go to bed, you've been playing outside all day barefooted.

Why can't you remember to roll up your britches legs?
Getting them caught in the bicycle chain so many times is tearing them up.
You have torn the knees out of that pair of pants so many times there is nothing left to put a patch on.

Don't you go outside with your school clothes on!
Go comb your hair; it looks like the rats have nested in it all night.
Be sure and pour the cream off the top of the milk when you open the new bottle.
Take that empty bottle to the store with you so you won't have to pay a deposit on another one.
Put a dish towel over the cake so the flies won't get on it.
Quit jumping on the floor! I have a cake in the oven and you are going to make it fall
if you don't quit!
Let me know when the Fuller Brush man comes by, I need to get a
few things from him.
You boys stay close by, the car may not start and I will need you to help push it off.

There's a dollar in my purse, get 5 gallons of gas when you go to town.
Open the back door and see if we can get a breeze through here, it is getting hot.

You can walk to the store; it won't hurt you to get some exercise.
Don't sit too close to the TV. It is hard on your eyes.

If you pull that stunt again, I am going to wear you out!
Don't lose that button; I'll sew it back on after awhile.

Wash under your neck before you come to the table, you have beads
of dirt and sweat all under there.
Get out from under the sewing machine; pumping it messes up the thread!
Be sure and fill the lamps this morning so we don't have to do that tonight in the dark.

Here, take this old magazine to the toilet with you when you go, we are almost out of
paper out there.
Go out to the well and draw a bucket of water so I can wash dishes.
Don't turn the radio on now, I want the battery to be up when the Grand Ole Opry comes on.

No! I don't have 10 cents for you to go to the show. Do you think money grows on trees?
Eat those turnips, they'll make you big and strong like your daddy.
That dog is NOT coming in this house! I don't care how cold it is out there, dogs don't stay in the house.

Sit still! I'm trying to get your hair cut straight and you keep moving and it is all messed up.
Hush your mouth!
I don't want to hear words like that!
I'll wash your mouth out with soap!
It is time for your system to be cleaned out.
I am going to give you a dose of castor oil tonight.
If you get a spanking in school and I find out about it, you'll get another one when you get home.

Quit crossing your eyes! They will get stuck that way!
Soak your foot in this pan of kerosene so that bad cut won't get infected.
When you take your driving test, don't forget to signal each turn. Left arm straight out the window for a left turn;
left arm bent up at the elbow for a right turn; and straight down to the side of the door when you are going to stop.

It's: 'Yes Ma'am!' and 'No Ma'am!' to me, young man,
and don't you forget it!

Bring back any Memories?


  1. We used to put our empty milk bottles in the milk box before the milk man came.

    The Charles Chip man would come by and deliver cookies and chips.

    We would take 55 gal drums of used motor oil and spread it on the dirt road to keep the dust down. You'd be put under the jail for that today.

    Thanks for the memories

  2. Oh yes they do bring back memories, especially don't slam the door, or pull the windows down, and always money don't grow on trees. I really enjoyed reading these, thanks for sharing...Hugs

  3. The kids today wouldn't know what you were talking about. Gosh I remember the men in the neighborhood spreading oil on the gravel road too. Mom used to hate all that dust whenever a car would go by....maybe 10 a day. Ever wonder what all kids of today will be remembering in their senior years. Computer viruses and snow on the satelite dish maybe.

  4. I always say to mine ..I'm gonna wash your mouth out with soap...and my oldest and middle know it to be true...:) and just the other night my youngest was crossing his eyes and I said they will get stuck like that at your cant do that until you become an adult...~!Thanks for the memories.....


  5. Oh, my, for a few minutes there, I thought I'd flown straight back to my childhood!

    We had a Raleigh Man (a few years before the Fuller Brush Man) come to our was funny, because he would always knock on the door and say to my mother: "Won't you come peek in my car?"

    And on Saturday nights, we used to curl up around the old Atwater Kent radio and listen to the Lone Ranger.

    Love your pictures of "olden times." I have a few of those Coca Cola things around my house.

  6. hi , im enjoying reading your blog , nice to know lots of other people remember the old days fondly too. i remember sitting on the floor and "looking " at the radio lol
    love it
    keep you your interesting posts . have a good day :O


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