Grandmotherly Wisdom

My grandmotherly wisdom grandma

I was thinking the other day about my grandma and how she had a wisdom for any occasion. Have a stye in your eye? Well then you must have peed in the street! Does your nose itch? Then you’re going to kiss a fool! Are you sure? Of course, but you can’t be positive. Why? Because only fools are positive!

I grew up with these “grandmaisms” and never really thought much about them until I got my first stye. Then my mom quoted her mother’s ism back to me, and I was horrified! I certainly did not pee in any street!

Grandma hit me with a different one when I was angry one day. I said I was so mad and do you know what she told me? Only dogs are mad. You’re angry! You bet I am now, grandma!!!

Now, even my children have heard these little nuggets of grandmotherly wisdom. No one in our house is ever positive. Because, after all, only fools are positive! Thanks grandma!

Please share your grandmother’s wisdoms with me! It would be fun to see if anyone else grew up with these twisted little nuggets, or if it was just our strange little family!

Published by Rita

I am a single mother, a Christian, a writer, an abuse survivor, a reader, and a friend. I've wanted to be a writer my entire life and now here I am!

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