I was talking to a friend the other night while we were eating and the bill came and I got it. She said no I told you that I was going to get it this time you don't have that much money remember. I told her, "I've had money ever since I knew what money was" darling. She said I've never heard that before. I went on to tell her it was one of the many sayings my dad had. My dad passed away 5/1/2000 and left a huge whole in my family. None of us knew how to deal with his death, especially mom. It wasn't long after dad's death that mom and I got into it and didn't speak for a long time. I loved my dad very much and although I don't think he was ever proud of me I know he loved me. Everyone, including me, called my dad Hog. I could call him daddy all day long and he wouldn't answer. If I ever called him Hog he would look at me and say what you want boy? He was also a deacon of the church and that made for some interesting teen years conversations for me. He was a good man and he was a fair man. I got my work ethic from him and I always thought that I would be married till death do us part like he and mom was. Dad had a lot of sayings and I thought I would share a few of them with y'all!
Dad: Boy you know the only place you'll see one of these? (while making a muscle)
Dad: On a box of Arm n Hammer Baking Soda
Son: I'm feeling froggy today old man.
Dad: Well jump up on this and crow for a while boy! (while making the Arm n Hammer muscle)
Son: How does that look daddy? (while building something)
Dad: Looks good nail'er!
Son: Daddy you got any money?
Dad: Boy I've had money ever since I knew what money was!
Dad: Boy I've had money ever since I was nine years old.
Dad: You going to church this weekend?
Son: Nope got to have that money! The Bible says you can work on Sunday as long as your ox is in the ditch.
Dad: Ain't no sign you go out there every Saturday night and throw it in there either.
Dad: I can't get a long with that person for nothing.
Son: The Bible says you have to love everybody daddy.
Dad: True son but it doesn't say anything about liking them.
Son: I'm going to do it. I'm just going to do it.
Dad: Whatever son, make it light on yourself.
Dad: It's better to be silent and thought a fool than to speak up and remove all doubt.
Thus ends my sampling of "Hogisms". Just little nuggets of what I grew up with.