Hello Fellow Bears,
While working today I kept repeating a little ditty in my head that my dad used to say and the more I thought about it, the more I realized that there might be some true gravy in these old sayings.
Does anyone else have any old sayings, or rhymes or songs that have been passed down in your family, that you've never heard outside of your own family? I've got too many to count. I'll share a few that come to mind that I remember my dad singing when I was I kid, hopefully a few of you will have some to share as well, and maybe we can pick apart the meaning in them or where they originated and why.
There's gravy to be ladled!
Here's the one I keep repeating in my head:
The goose drank wine.
The monkey chewed tobacco on a street car line.
The line broke,
The monkey got choked,
And they all went to heaven in a little row boat.
Here's another interesting one:
Whistle while you work,
Hitler is a jerk,
Mussolini bit my weenie,
Now it doesn't work.
Maybe my dad just made them up, but hey, they're fun to sing and teach your kids! And maybe there's deeper meaning..
I've got more but taking a break from work doesn't allow much time to expand much on this, so maybe a few others can share some, and I'll circle back with a few more I dredge up from memory.
My grandma would say,
"Faults in others, I can see...but praise the Lord there's none in me!"
Haha, she was a hoot.
Here's another I remember my dad saying:
Tough titty said the kitty, but the taste was good.
Also have heard this other version:
Tough titty said the kitty, when the milk went dry.
The goat stream tonight reminded me of another one:
Goats eat oats,
and does eat oats,
And little lambs eat ivy,
A kid'll eat ivy too, wouldn't you?
Woah I was just listening to BB stream from this morning and about 52 and a half minutes in, he starts doing the same rhyme as I posted here, the 3,6,9 one..