Bessie-isms and Quotable for December 31, 2016


*Pain is instructive. You could learn without it by watching others, but you mostly don’t. Your heart and body would much appreciate you trusting your eyes a lot more.

*Nothing makes a child more pleased than seeing a sibling who’s done them wrong get fried by the parents for something they didn’t do, and that the innocent one did.


A lot of parents pack up their troubles and send them off to summer camp.

Bessie-isms and Quotable for December 30, 2016


*Don’t be shocked when someone you tell a secret to gossips and spreads it. If you can’t keep it a secret, why should any one else?

*Don’t worry so much that God might judge you for what you’ve done. You’ve not really done that much. Be more afraid that you might be judged for what you haven’t done. That’s a lot bigger list.


Religions are born and may die, but superstition is immortal. Only the fortunate can take life without mythology.

Will and Ariel Durant

Bessie-isms and Quotable for December 29, 2016


*It matters not at all that you hit your thumb with a hammer on accident or deliberately, the pain is the same. So it is with the doing of evil; motivation, intent or accident yield the same wickedness.

*Leftovers have a half life like nuclear waste; each day those uneaten are on half as likely to be eaten as they were the day before.


He gave her a look you could have poured on a waffle.

Ring Lardner