My Mother Always Told Me . . .

by Sheila on April 7, 2015

Three years ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing, then 96-year-old, Minnie.  She was such a delight. During our conversation, she several times pointed her finger at me, with emphasis, stating, “My mother always told me, ‘Idle hands are the devil’s workshop .'”

It got me to thinking what fun it would be to hear what others’ mothers told them. So I went home and registered this domain. It has been sitting untouched for a while now and may continue to be quiet for a bit longer.

In the meantime though, if you happen on this site I’d love you to share in the comments below some of the things your mother always told you.

As for me, it would be nice to think that my mother always told me to finish what I started.  Unfortunately, I don’t recall that one. If that were so this blog would be much further along.

I do remember clearly though my mother’s parting words the night I got married, before my beloved Sam and I left for our honeymoon. “Never go to bed angry,”  she stated and we did not. At least we never slept in different rooms. Our last words were almost always, “I love you,” no matter what preceded it.  More of this is covered on my Love With No Regrets site.

My mother did add one interesting, final piece of advice, as we were leaving.  It’s one that we used almost right away.

She counseled, “If you ever get to a hotel and it has twin beds, have them put the beds together, turning the mattresses horizontally so that there won’t be a crack or space between you.” And so we did, to the shaking heads of the men who did this for us.  It was in a tropical area, long before the days of king-size beds.

So what are some of your memories of advice you received from your mother?  Did you follow what she said? Please share in the comments.

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