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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Miscombobulations of Utterance and Thoughts

When I was little, I watched my grandmother stick hat pins into her hat before she left the house. I couldn't wait till I grew up so that the hat pins wouldn't hurt when I stuck them in my head.

"I always use IdahoMaines", a lady from church told Mrs. S. She asked her what that was. She said "they are a particular type of potato".

When I first entered dentistry in southern Indiana, people would call up saying they had "The" toothache. I puzzled over that...there's one tooth and that particular person had it that day?

I like to come visit to your house, she said. It's always so clear and I can see you very well there.

My cousin told us that the little rubber tips on our sneakers were there so that the mosquitoes couldn't bite our toes.

"Come pick us up, Mom, but don't come with that wayback flapped open again."-How to embarrass your kids.

My neighbor told me she was so glad they invented Formicawaves to cook meals fast.

His minister preached that we should help heal the "Dope A dicks".

Her cleaning lady said she doesn't do windows but she will dust the Lavalier blinds.

Our building contractor says we need more "installation" in the walls of the garage.

My great aunt that always wore her mink coat, metal woven purse and wedgie shoes with the fruit on them was always Flustrated by something, my grandma said.

Grandma always said to move the waxed fruit bowl off the coffee table so that Uncle Bernie doesn't get his teeth stuck in them again.

My mother wore a black floppy hat to a big ceremony for my Lieutenant Colonel Uncle Russell. She was cutting the cake and her hat caught on fire. She never wore that hat again.

I took my kids to Hills Department store when they were in Jr. High. Hills was not the place to be seen but they had great prices. In the check out line I dropped my change purse. My kids stood there and looked away.


♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

very filmographic... :)

ted and bunny said...

Dear KIm,
I think one of these 2 options might help...I'm not au fait with the template you have, so I might be wrong!

Dashboard- go Design.
The box across the top where you have your title written, in brackets should say (HEADER) click edit.
enter photo where you have the option to do so (usually browse).
Tick the option box BEHIND TITLE & DESCRIPTION
tick the option box SHRINK TO FIT
click SAVE

If that doesn't work try Dashboard- Design
Template Designer (bottom row 3rd along)
Blogger Template Designer
LH column LAYOUT
Header. . .will enable you to drag and drop the appropriate space for a header gadget across the top
OR alter the template layout to do so.

Love as always

ted and bunny said...

I so love the header picture- it's like stepping back into the past.
But more than that I love the phrase "a hitch in my giddy-up" and I'm going to use it ALL day long!

Andi's English Attic said...

Along the same lines but different, my grandmother had many sayings:
'He was no taller than two penneth of ha'pennies'.
Of a mean person she would say 'he has short arms and long pockets'.
And when we asked her what was for tea the reply was often 'fleas knees and chickens eyebrows'

shari @ little blue deer said...

I loved this, very sweet and touching, Kim. XX!

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hello Kim
Thanks for visiting :-)
These are so funny and have had me chuckling away. I love this kind of muddled understanding of language. Great photos too!
have a happy weekend,
Denise x

Createology said...

Hi Kim: Thank you for visiting my blog and sending me a comment. Now I can follow your blog and enjoy your rear view mirror. :o)
Happy Haunting...