Most of us in our youth had things said to us by older people that we often well, laughed at, ignored or just plain thought was stupid.
I grew up in a rural community and often old men would say to the young especially teenage boys certain bits of "wisdom." I can remember these things being said with a group of us standing around an old stove at the local grocery store, at the feed mill, garage, restaurant or fillin' station.
For whatever reason they felt the need to saying something they felt might help us in our journey from youth into a more maturity level. Or sometimes just busting on us. One old boy used to say to us after a ball game, in which we had probably lost: "You boys---I think the only think you boys use your heads for is to separate your ears." An often repeated line at my house coming from my grandma would be: "All that glitters is not gold."
A good friend of mine had this uncle that would often say to him and his siblings about the matter of alcohol:
Boys just remember: "Tryin' to sneak beer by Jesus is like tryin' to sneak daylight by a rooster."
August 8, 2017