Tuesday, July 22, 2014

In Lieu.....

of any real content, which I can't seem to come up with lately, I give you the following for your consideration.  The blog where I stole it is no longer in existence, so I can't give credit.  Perhaps in another day or two my brain cells will begin to function again and I will hop over this writer's block and get back to writing as opposed to copying.  In the meantime.....

An Old Farmer's Advice
 Author Unknown

* 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 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 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.
* Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.
* Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly.


  1. Never read truer words. Thank you :)

  2. Dani...Truth can be found in most humor. And this did make me smile.

  3. This is a great post. Way too early for me to be a wise guy, still waking up. :)

  4. Wonderful old values that still apply today. Copied and passed along to friends. Thanks, Pretty Lady.

    Yes, I'm still alive....

  5. Don't fix somethin that don't need fixin

    Love this post today. Some great wisdom is those words.

    Hope your feeling better today!

  6. Rob...I kinda liked it when I first saw it on another blog. Don't worry. A couple of cups of coffee and your inner wise guy will be just fine!

  7. Stephen...There is more common sense wrapped up in the old values than in most of the blather one hears today. Good to hear from you. I've missed you.

  8. Mary...That's so true. I wonder why we are so determined to fix stuff that's working just fine! I'm OK. Its just my befuddled brain can't seem to think of things to write about lately without going on rants about all the stuff going on around us, and I need to stay away from that, at least blogwise. I'm leaving the political rants to those smarter than me.

  9. Lots of good advice there. I say that from experience, and remember how it said we get experience!

  10. Gorges...I've got a whole lot of that experience tucked away, too. At least we have learned something from it. Many don't.