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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 01:54 PM

 

Remembering Will

Will Rogers was one of the greatest political sages this country has ever known.

Some of his sayings:

1. Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco.

2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.

3. There are two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither works.

4. Never miss a good chance to shut up.

5. Always drink upstream from the herd.

6. If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

7. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back into your pocket.

8. There are three kinds of men:

The ones that learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves.

9. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

10. If you're riding' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there.

11. Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier'n puttin' it back.

12. After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring.

He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him.

The moral: When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut.

ABOUT GROWING OLDER...

First ~Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.

Second ~ The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.

Third ~ Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me; I want people to know 'why' I look this way.

I've traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren't paved.

Fourth ~ When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra.

Fifth ~ You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.

Sixth ~ I don't know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.

Seventh ~ One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it's such a nice change from being young.

Eighth ~ One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.

Ninth ~ Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.

Tenth ~ Long ago, when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft. Today it's called golf.

And, finally ~ If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you're old.

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Whovian Nov 2012 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2012 #1
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #3
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2012 #4
Whovian Nov 2012 #5
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2012 #6
Blue_In_AK Nov 2012 #7
The Wielding Truth Nov 2012 #8
The Wielding Truth Nov 2012 #9
calimary Nov 2012 #12
malaise Nov 2012 #13
Mnemosyne Nov 2012 #17
Jackpine Radical Nov 2012 #2
dchill Nov 2012 #10
mountain grammy Nov 2012 #11
yesphan Nov 2012 #14
Curmudgeoness Nov 2012 #15
Whovian Nov 2012 #16
JNelson6563 Nov 2012 #18
NashvilleLefty Nov 2012 #19

Response to Whovian (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 01:58 PM

1. Most excellent, my dear Whovian!

I esp. appreciate the ones on growing older, since today is my birthday...

So many of these apply to me.

Thank you!

K&R

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 02:06 PM

3. A Very Happy Birthday to you!

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 02:07 PM

4. Thank you, my dear Sekhmets Daughter!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 02:11 PM

5. Happy Birthday, Peggy!

 

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Response to Whovian (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 02:12 PM

6. What a cute video, my dear Whovian! Thanks, sweetie!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 03:16 PM

7. Happy birthday, Peggy.

Have fun.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 03:34 PM

9. Happy Happy Birhtday Sweet Peggy!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 04:00 PM

12. Hey! Happies to BOTH of you!

My dear California Peggy for the most esteemed occasion of your birthday, and to our dear Whovian for posting this GREAT thread! More for my quotes collection!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 04:04 PM

13. Happy Birthday my dear California Peggy

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 04:37 PM

17. I hope your birthday is wonderful, Peggy! And many more...

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 02:04 PM

2. Thanks. We're having a wake for Will

here:

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 03:49 PM

10. K & R.

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 03:58 PM

11. Thank you! Love the last one best of all.

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 04:19 PM

14. A favorite of mine.

The money was all appropriated for the top in the hopes that it would trickle down to the needy. Mr. Hoover didn’t know that money trickled up. Give it to the people at the bottom and the people at the top will have it before night, anyhow. But it will at least have passed through the poor fellow’s hands.

St. Petersburg Times, 1932

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 04:21 PM

15. And one of my favorites not listed....

I am not a member of any organized party -- I am a Democrat.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #15)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 04:26 PM

16. LOL, that is a beauty.

 

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 04:42 PM

18. Much wisdom!

Great post!

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 04:44 PM

19. #9 is one of my favorite all-time sayings!

I've used it many times. But I did not realize it started with Will Rogers!

A truly brilliant man.

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