This is not a tip about Oklahoma or phrases that rhyme.

Do you track favorite sayings of your relatives–particularly those who were a part of your immediate family? Some of them might not be quite as short as “okie-dokie” which my Mother often used. There might have been ones like:

  • Wait til you start paying the bills.
  • Life ain’t a bed of roses.
  • I’m still the boss around here…I’m not dead yet.
  • and so on.

These phrases can provide some insight into the person for those who never knew them. And for those of us who did know them, occasionally seeing the phrases or being reminded of them can bring back fond memories. It’s not always about preserving memories for those who will come after us. Sometimes it’s good to preserve memories for ourselves.




One response

  1. This might not be as prevalent as “special sayings” but my second cousin and I tracked the songs sung on family car trips – it was amazing the duplication of same considering we live across the country from each other and have never met in person. (We’re both retirement age, plus…) I also researched the origin and age of those songs so we had an idea of how far back in time they went and how many generations possibly sang them.

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