My mother must be nearby because I keep thinking of some of the old sayings she used. I never heard them from anyone else so they must have come from the farm country that she grew up in.
When I get out of the shower Rocky tries to lick my legs. Whether it's the soap, or the lotion I put on them, or whatever, he drives me crazy while I'm desperately trying to get dressed. I always think of my mom's old saying that someone was jumping around "like a chicken with a bumblefoot". I just thought it was a made-up word, but recently I googled it, and I'll be danged if there isn't a condition of a chicken with a bumblefoot. It's a blister or swelling they get on the bottoms of their feet. I don't know if it's curable or if they just go into the stew pot or fried up for supper!
I'm going to start googling her sayings from now on if I can remember. I always thought it was funny that growing up in Cincinnati I never heard some of the things she said from anyone else. So Mom, if you can hear me now, I'm telling you that you sure were right about the bumblefoot!
I'd be curious to hear some of the sayings you might remember hearing from the old folk. (Now many of us ARE the old folk, and we need to pass them on!). I have viewers to my blog some times from other countries, and I'd also be interested to hear your old sayings. Having lived in the countryside of SW Ireland for 3 years I loved hearing theirs.
Rocky has been busy this morning trying to get into trouble: I caught him with my camera, then a short time later with my cellphone! I took him for another long walk to try to settle him down (tire him out), but I'm the one who is settled down. I'm sure the exercise is good for me although my legs are turning into sticks from all the walking! I wish I knew of a safe place to walk him that is more in the coutryside or the hills. Maybe we should go back to the Appalachian Trail where I left off with Smoky years ago!
The walking is sure increasing my appetite, so lunch is calling me at 11:15am just now. Have a great weekend!
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