Stuff my dad said......

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  1. 1300 E Valencia

    1300 E Valencia Friend of Leo's

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    "It takes a sorry man to say he's big."
    But seriously, he used to say, "Better to owe it to you than steal it from you." He was an accountant.
     
  2. OldPup

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    Dad had lots of sayings. Here are a few:

    Life's uncertain, eat dessert first.
    Who ever said life was fair?
    Life's like a sh*t sandwich - the more bread you have the less sh*t you have to eat.
     
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    when my dad was on his deathbed... at the city of hope... I was 12, one of my brothers was there, he was 16 or 17... My dad was a day or two from death... he called us close... and so we crowded in... and he said, 'I want to tell you something, you need to know it and remember it'....

    We were all ears... and then he said, "when you find out what goes on between a girl's legs, it will wreck your life."

    To this day, it makes me laugh... what the hell.

    We learned a million military phrases and truisms... my siblings and I agree that the Great Santini is essentially our family.
     
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    dlew919 Poster Extraordinaire

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    That’s my dad too.


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    I had a friend in the military who was from Pennsylvania who always used that phrase a lot. He claimed it had its PA Dutch origin from "redding up" the barn as in repainting the barn red to make it look better. Sounded logical to me.
     
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    Chunkocaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    I never wanted kids.
    Blurted out when talking about some random topic nothing to do with having kids.:eek:
     
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    My stepDad had some deeply ingrained but weird / wrong theories on lots of stuff. The one that always amused me would be trotted out every time we got stuck behind a caravan. As soon as it started to snake, even very slightly, he'd tell us that 'that bloke in front didn't get his tow hitch fitted by a professional, it's not bang in the middle'. I did once try to explain but lost the will to live.
     
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    My Dad was also a WWII Vet (Navy), died in 1995.
    Whenever my older sister and I would get into it....he would yell out from another room "CUT THE BALONEY!". My sister and I would then start motioning like we were cutting meat, then start laughing and like each other again.
    My Dad loved big band music and hated most of what I listened to, Sabbath, Mountain, Zep, all the 70's stuff. BUT when he first heard Bohemian Rhapsody....he found it very intriguing and used to love hearing it! RIIP Dad.
     
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    When you left the refrigerator door open for longer than .75 seconds, " close that door - you're letting the penguins out"
     
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    Shuster Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    How am I supposed to know what your Dad said??
     
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  11. jackinjax

    jackinjax Friend of Leo's

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    From original post:

    "Let's hear some of your dad's sayings.:D"
     
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  12. Shuster

    Shuster Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Jus Jokein Jack;)
     
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    “Take it outside!”-whenever my brother and I were fighting.
     
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    Anytime my older brother and I got into it Dad would say, "I don't care who started it, but, I promise you, I'm going to finish it".
     
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    From Uncle's, Grandad's, and Dad:

    At the range: "Shoot with both eyes open."

    "Hunting" Jackalope after I saw one on the wall in the bait shop (when we flushed a rabbit): "Don't shoot that one.... It's a Doe...".

    "Slicker than deer guts on a door knob"

    "Those pants are so tight, if she had a quarter in her pocket, I could call it heads or tails."

    "Stop (doing whatever dumb thing I was doing), fart blossom".

    "If it floats, flies, or f___s - rent it."

    "Can't never did a thing"

    "If you don't have anything to do - go not do it somewhere else."
     
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    Yea, same here , took me a while to work out why there was no new dog.
     
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    “I’ll be back.” Been 60 years and I’m still waiting.
     
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    If my Dad was doing something obvious like painting a door and you asked him, "What are you doing?", he would respond, "Milking a cow!" Ask a stupid question. He also said worthless as t'ts on a bull.
     
  19. dlew919

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    I don’t think he’s coming back ...


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    My 90 year old dad called me tonight to share thoughts about the moon landing anniversary. Dad and I watched every Mercury, Gemini and Apollo launch together, regardless of how early in the morning (West Coast), he would wake me up and we would sit in front of the TV ... sometimes for hours during difficult launches. Mom and sisters would sleep through the whole thing.

    Great memories, Dad.:)
     
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