Friday, August 2, 2013

Friday's Top Ten

Top ten things Mama taught me:

10. Don't Mumble

  9. Stand Up Straight

  8. Don't Shuffle My Feet

  7. No Lies

  6. Please and Thank You

  5. How to Cook

  4. Shortcuts Aren't Always Quick or Good

  3. No Backtalk

  2. How to Stay Strong

And the #1 thing Mama taught me:

  1. Love God

40 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Amen on the last one!

Shelly said...

Love these all, and especially #1!

David Oliver said...

My Mother sounds a lot like your Mother. Fortunately for your Mom, her work in her garden produced a far more bountiful harvest than mine did.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Mama taught you some great things, especially #1.

My mother tried to teach me how to sew. That didn't go so well.

Rachna Chhabria said...

My mother taught me all this and also to sew, cook, keep my room clean and not to back stab people.

Linda G. said...

Looks like a good list to me! :)

Melissa said...

My momma taught me the same things. Great list. :)

Rula Sinara said...

Great list! I'm still bad at #9.

CATachresis said...

I wonder if we had the same mom? ;)

Carol Kilgore said...

Alex and Shelly - I agree!

David - I'm sure your mom is totally proud of you :)

Diane - My sewing lessons didn't take.

Rachna - Oh, yes...The Dreaded Room Cleaning :)

Linda G and Melissa - I think so :)

Rula - Ballet and walking with a book on my head helped a lot. Of course, now I have a flat head LOL!

CATachresis - Hmmmmm :)

Linda Kage said...

Aww, now I miss MY mommy! She's been gone for almost two weeks to Alaska now. I think this is the longest I've ever been so far away from her. Wow!

Lexa Cain said...

Oh dear. I fail at most of those, but it's good to know some people still walk straight and tall and don't mumble! :-)

M Pax said...

I learned how to cook as a kid, too. It's a wonderful skill to have. Happy Weekend!

Liza said...

She sounds like a good mama! I learned all those things too!

Carol Kilgore said...

Linda K - Time for a big hug when she gets home :)

Lexa - I fail, too, but I always hear her voice when I do.

Mary - I use it the most!

Liza - She was awesome :)

Val Poore said...

My mother taught me all sort of things in proverb form. They come back and haunt me today when I'm talking to my girls. Just one example: If wishes were horses then beggars would ride!

Jan Newman said...

You were raised right. Good for your mama.

Carol Kilgore said...

Val - I think I've heard that one, too. In fact, I know I've heard it.

Jan - I had a great mama :)

The Words Crafter said...

Fantastic list and yay for #1! My mom taught me to respect my elders and to never, ever make fun of anyone for any reason. Have a great weekend :)

Shelley Munro said...

Your mother sounds like a wise woman. I wish more parents these days taught the same values.

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

You are spot on with number 1

tfwalsh said...

Great things to learn... I learnt all my cooking from my mum too:)

Carol Kilgore said...

Words Crafter - Yes! Those, too. Excellent values. Although I often laugh 'with' people, I try to only ever make fun of myself.

Shelley - She was. At least I think she was :)

Jo-Anne - #1 is very important.

tfwalsh - I'm glad my mom was a good cook! Most of her lessons took root.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Yes to them all!!!!!

Medeia Sharif said...

I loved this. I'm going to ponder my own mama top 10.

Robin said...

Your mama was a good one. Lots of good lessons here. Can't go wrong with any of these. Love all of them!!!

Carol Kilgore said...

Stina, Medeia, and Robin - The top ten of good lessons :)

michelle said...

Your mama sounds a lot like my mama!
I can remember how no.#3 went hand-in-hand with "children should be seen and not heard"...
Writer In Transit

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

No wonder you're such a smart lady; you had a smart mama!

Milo James Fowler said...

Looks like our moms' lessons were very similar -- but instead of "Don't mumble," for me it was "Shut your mouth, you'll let the flies in!"

Old Kitty said...

Awwww yay for your beautiful mama!!

Take care
x

Nas said...

No wonder you turned out right! You had a nice mama :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Michelle - I still have problems with #3. Sometimes things pop out of my mouth before my brain even has time to think better of saying it.

Susan - Mama was very smart.

Milo - Funny!

Old Kitty - She was beautiful. Inside and out.

Nas - She tried her best :)




Trisha F said...

Personally I'm not into God at all, but I like the rest! :)

VR Barkowski said...

I'd have to add, if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all. My mom walked the walk on that one. She could find the good in anyone and any situation. Me? I try but am not always successful. Take after my father, I guess. :)

VR Barkowski

Carol Kilgore said...

Trisha - We each follow our own path. Congrats on your music release!

VR - Oh, yes. That was drilled into my head, too. That lesson took. For the most part.

Empty Nest Insider said...

Love the one about "no back talk!"

Julie

Carol Kilgore said...

Julie - LOL! She really hated that. Unfortunately, it was something I was really good at :)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love these Carol. I need to learn #5 :)

Carol Kilgore said...

OE - I can do #5, but I still have trouble with #3 more than any of the others.