Saturday, June 7, 2008

This was too good to pass up.




ADVICE FROM AN OLD
TENNESSEE MOUNTAIN MAN


Your fences need to be
horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.

Keep skunks and bankers
and lawyers at a distance.

Life is simpler when you plow
around the stump.

A bumble bee is considerably
faster than a John Deere tractor.

Words that soak into your ears
are whispered... not yelled.

Meanness don't jes'
happen overnight.

Forgive your enemies.
It messes up their heads.

Do not corner something
that you know is
meaner than you.

It don't take a very big person
to carry a grudge.

You cannot unsay a cruel,
or unkind word.

Every path has a few puddles.

When you wallow with pigs,
expect to get dirty.

The best sermons are lived,
not preached.

Most of the stuff people worry about
ain't never gonna happen anyway.

Don't judge folks
by their relatives.

Remember that silence is sometimes
the best answer.

Live a good, honorable life.
Then when you get older
and think back, you'll enjoy it
a second time.

Don't interfere with somethin'
that ain't botherin' you none.

Timing has a lot to do with
the outcome of a rain dance.

If you find yourself in a hole,
the first thing to do is stop diggin'.

Sometimes you get, and sometimes
you get got.

The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever
have to deal with, watches you from
the mirror every mornin'.

Always drink upstream
from the herd.

Good judgment comes from experience,
and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.

Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier
than puttin' it back in.

If you get to thinkin' you're a person
of some influence, try orderin'
somebody else's dog around.

Live simply.
Love generously.
Care deeply.
Speak kindly.
Leave the rest
up to God.




5 comments:

Ruthie said...

That's very good. I got a great chuckle out of it. Some real wisdom in there besides.

Smiles.

mochamama said...

Lovely post Joan! So many wise words. Thank you for stopping by to visit. I love your site and will definately be back to visit again!

papel1 said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Yes postcards are fun and I would like to see your Grandmas. I looked at both your blogs and they are very nice. I just love these challenges.
Judy

Patty said...

That was great Joan, and I enjoyed the graphics too. Thanks for shring this.
Blessings, Patty

StitchinByTheLake said...

What a wonderful post! I enjoyed all the advice and remember my Dad saying several of those. :) Blessings, marlene