Bessie-isms and Quotable for November 3, 2016


*We still hate hand-me-downs but now take a perverse pride in buying other people’s “gently used” castoffs to wear. You’d hate to be given secondhand clothes, but will pay money for stuff from strangers.

*Once people were bothered or ashamed to lie, but now most seem to relish telling them, as long as they don’t get caught, and the bigger lie they get away with, the more proud they are.


Every man has his follies, and often they are the most interesting things he’s got!

Josh Billings