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My Grandma's Creed

My Grandma was born and raised in North Dakota, raising her family during the depression of the 1930s. Mama was born in 1937, and I know that much of Grandma's wisdom was passed on to her.

It is widely known that hobos who used to roam the country during that time, when encountering a farmhouse where the wife would hand out food to a wandering soul, would draw a cat on a fencepost or a tree, to alert others that a kind woman lived there.

I am happy to say that, even in these much less simple times, much of that desire to treat with kindness those less fortunate, abides in the hearts of Grandma's descendants.

𝗪𝗶𝘀𝗲 𝗔𝗱𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗮 𝗙𝗮𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗿'𝘀 𝗪𝗶𝗳𝗲:

•Whenever you return a borrowed pie pan, make sure it's got a warm pie in it.

•Make home a happy place for the children. Everybody returns to their happy place.

•Always keep a small light on in the kitchen window at night.

•It's a whole lot easier to get breakfast from a chicken than a pig.

•Always pat the chickens when you take their eggs.

•Biscuits brown better with a little butter brushed on 'em.

•Check your shoelaces before runnin' to help somebody.

•Homemade's always better'n store bought.

•A tongue's like a knife. The sharper it is the deeper it cuts.

•It's easy to clean an empty house, but hard to live in one.

•Enjoy doing your children's laundry. Some day they'll be gone.

•All children spill milk. Learn to smile and wipe it up.

•There's no such thing as woman's work on a farm. There's just work.

•Invite lots of folks to supper. You can always add more water to the soup.

•A good neighbor always knows when to visit and when to leave.

•A city dog wants to run out the door, but a country dog stays on the porch 'cause he's not fenced-in.

•Always light birthday candles from the middle outward.

•Nothin' gets the frustrations out better'n splittn' wood.

•You'll never catch a runnin' chicken but if you throw seed around the back door you'll have a skillet full by supper.

•Visit old people who can't get out. Some day you'll be one.

•The softer you talk, the closer folks'll listen.

•The colder the outhouse, the warmer the bed.


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Apr 14

Wow... I love this...

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