Saturday, April 27, 2013

Words You Don't Hear Anymore

by Dianne

Be sure to refill the ice trays, we're going to have company.

Watch for the postman, I want to get this letter to Willie in the mail today.

Quit slamming the screen door when you go out!

Be sure and pull the windows down when you leave, it looks like a shower is coming up.

Don't forget to wind the clock before you go to bed.

Wash your feet before you go to bed, you've been playing outside all day barefooted. 
Those people on our party line are listening in!

Why can't you remember to roll up your britches legs? Getting them caught in the bicycle chain so many times is tearing them up.

You have torn the knees out of that pair of pants so many times there is nothing left to put a patch on.
I've gotta call the operator so she can let me know when there's a long distance line open.

Don't you go outside with your school clothes on!

Go comb your hair, it looks like the rats have nested in it all night. Be sure and pour the cream off the top of the milk when you open the new bottle.

Take that empty bottle to the store with you so you won't have to pay a deposit on another one.

Put a dish towel over the cake so the flies won't get on it.

Quit jumping on the floor! I have a cake in the oven and you are going to make it fall if you don't quit!

Let me know when the Fuller Brush man comes by, I need to get a few things from him.

You boys stay close by, the car may not start and I will need you to help push it off.

Do that again and you're going to get those legs striped!

There's a dollar in my purse, get 5 gallons of gas when you go to town.

Open the back door and see if we can get a breeze through here, it's getting hot.

You can walk to the store; it won't hurt you to get some exercise.

Sit closer to the radio, don't turn it up so loud.

If you pull that stunt again, I am going to wear you out!

Don't lose that button; I won't be able to sew it back on.

Wash under your neck before you come to the table, you have beads of dirt and sweat all under there.

Get out from under the sewing machine; pumping it messes up the thread!

Be sure and fill the lamps this morning so we don't have to do that tonight in the dark.

Don't run that battery down in the radio, I don't want to miss the news!

Here, take this old Sears and Roebuck catalog to the toilet with you when you go, we are almost out of paper out there.

Go out to the well and draw a bucket of water so I can wash dishes.

Don't turn the radio on now, I want the battery to be up when the Grand Ole Opry comes on.

No! I don't have 10 cents for you to go to the show. Do you think money grows on trees?

Eat those turnips, they'll make you big and strong like your daddy.

Sit still! I'm trying to get your hair cut straight and you keep moving and it is all messed up.

Hush your mouth! I don't want to hear words like Dad Gummit! I'll wash your mouth out with soap!

It is time for your system to be cleaned out. I am going to give you a dose of castor oil tonight.

If you get a spanking in school and I find out about it, you'll get another one when you get home.
Here's 17 cents for the movie and popcorn.

Quit crossing your eyes! They will get stuck that way!

Soak your foot in this pan of kerosene so that bad cut won't get infected.

When you take your driving test, don't forget to signal each turn. Left arm straight out the window for a left turn; Left arm bent up at the elbow for a right turn; And straight down to the side of the door when you are going to stop.

It's: 'Yes Ma'am!' and 'No Ma'am!' to me, young man, and don't you forget it!

Hurry up and finish drying the dishes so we can go "ketch sum lightnin' bugs and pit 'em in a jar".


Just_Lin said...

.....NEW DAY...SATURDAY..........

Good morning, HOoters! I still make ice cubes in trays.

Dianne< Thanks for the blog.

Mary/MI said...

Dianne, about your blog, I have no idea when those words were spoken as I am too young to have heard them ;-)

How about the one I used to hear, "you better be home by dark or you can't watch American Band Stand"

sacBarb said...

Dianne, thanks for sending this to Tina and Tina, thanks for posting it.

I remember collecting bottles to take to the store.

What does "striped legs" mean? I never heard of that, or soaking a cut in kerosene.

Just_Lin said...

SacBarb I assume "get those legs striped" means get them hit with a switch or belt. :(

Just_Lin said...

Mary Being on the west coast, I would rush home after school to watch American Bandstand. Perfect! Remember Frankie and Arlene and Bob and Justine?

Mary/MI said...

Justlin,I used too know a lot of the dancers names. I'm lucky if I remember my Grand children's names lol!

The Loretta Lynn show was good. She is so frail and seemed to tire easy. It was neat seeing and hearing her son and daughters sing. The are a good looking bunch. They take good care of their Mom.