Thursday, June 11, 2009

Advice from an Old Farmer

I got this in an email from my grandmother and just had to share it with ya'll! Enjoy...:
* Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tightAnd bull-strong.
*Keep skunks and bankers at a Distance.
*Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
* A bumble bee is considerably faster than aJohn Deere tractor.
* Words that soak into your ears are whispered...not yelled.
* Meanness don't jes' happen overnight.
* Forgive your enemies.. It messes up their heads.
* Do not corner something that you know is meanerThan you.
* It don't take a very big person to carry aGrudge.
* You cannot unsay a cruel word.
* Every path has a few puddles.
* When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.
* The best sermons are lived, not preached.
* Most of the stuff people worry about ain't Never gonna happen anyway.
* Don't judge folks by their relatives.
* Remember that silence is sometimes the best Answer.
* Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get
Older and think back, you'll enjoy it a second time.

* Don't interfere with somethin' that ain't Bothering you none.
* Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain dance.
* If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'.
* Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.
* The biggest troublemaker you'll probably everHave to deal with, watches you from The mirror every mornin'.
* Always drink upstream from the herd.
* Good judgment comes from experience, and aLotta that comes from bad judgment.
* Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lotEasier than puttin' it back in.
* If you get to thinkin' you're a person of someInfluence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around.
* Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply.Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.
*Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight,
he'll just kill you.


Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Great advice. I especially like the last bit about picking a fight with an old man (or person). I'll keep that one in mind -- and perhaps get a gun???

Angie Ledbetter said...

Awwww, what a great photo!