as Tribute to Mother
momisms as a tribute to mother is an ideal way to honor the woman who
you into the world and taught you how to live.
Afterall, no one is any wiser than your mother.
My sister and I called our mother Midge. She was a strong,
no-nonsense woman who had a passion for great literature and the
Midge came of age during the Great Depression and, like many of that
era, developed her advice based on common-sense admonitions and wisdom
Bible. A highly respected high school English teacher, Midge sprinkled
her momisms with bits of poetry. literary genius and guidance
from the likes of Ben Franklin.
If you are doing a tribute to mother, think about the
momisms you heard growing up. And if you have momisms to add to this
list, email Special
Momisms from Midge
given if known.)
If a job is first begun
Never stop until it’s done.
Be the labor great or small
Do it well or not at all.
Pride goeth before a fall.
If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.
Money is the root of all evil.
the Bible verse
says the love
of money is
the root of
Early to bed, early to rise
Makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
Shut the door. We don’t need to be heating up the whole outside
You never know when you’ll get in an
accident and have to go to the hospital.
Clean your plate.
All those starving children in India
would love to have what you’ve left.
it was China
instead of India.)
Waste not, want not.
Life isn’t fair. Just make the best of it.
the truth and lies can't hurt you.
Cows get fat just eating grass.
(Too much of
anything will do you in.)
Rome wasn't built in a day.
I just saw an angel.
Thou of fortune be bereft
have but left two loaves,
one and then with the dole
hyacinths to feed thy soul.
One impulse from a vernal wood
Can tell you more of man,
Of mortal evil and of good
Than all the sages can.
I will lift up my eyes unto the hills
From whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the Lord
Who made heaven and earth.
What is so rare as a day in June!.
Then if ever come perfect days.
Poet James Russell Lowell
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