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RE: Happy Holidays to All/now old country lanquages


YOU??? Smart mouthed???? The hell you say. LOL, LOL, LOL
When my son was little (2 years old) he had this bad habit of sticking his tongue out at people. I told him several times to stop and told him if he didn't stop, he would be sorry. So, one day he was at it again and I put Tobasco sauce on his tongue and said, "every time I see you stick out your tongue, I'll just think you want some MORE of this". He was slapping his face and yelling...and MAD at me. We lived in New Orleans at the time...he got no sympathy from the neighbors...their kids grew up on it. Well, we never had the problem again after that. But ya know...now he likes Tobasco. Go figure.

Jesse Rene' Bell
Claremore, OK
Zone 6



From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Happy Holidays to All/now old country lanquages
Date: Sat, 27 Dec 2003 21:40:43 -0600

Well one thing's for sure - it is effective and you only had to do it
once! Can't remember if it was mother or Nana who did that. I
occasionally had a smart mouth when I was a child. Act surprised.



---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Theresa" <tchessie@comcast.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sat, 27 Dec 2003 19:25:34 -0800

>oh gag- I can't even imagine Fels Naptha in the mouth- it's great to wash
>off skin after touching poison ivy though to prevent the rash.
>
>Thanks god my mother didn't believe in the soap in mouth punishment!
>
>Theresa
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
>Behalf Of james singer
>Sent: Saturday, December 27, 2003 12:32 PM
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Happy Holidays to All/now old country lanquages
>
>
>Fels Naptha, I think
>
>On Saturday, December 27, 2003, at 03:17 PM, Daryl wrote:
>
>> That's interesting. There was no dearth of people who were
>> well-educated in
>> my Mom's family, but they had problems with postal delivery. If I
>> recall,
>> one of the last letters we got from the cousins said, in effect, please
>> don't send any more letters or packages, because they use them against
>> us.
>> We had been in the habit of sending clothes and food, and apparently,
>> among
>> other things, the packages were pilfered, and then the recipients
>> still had
>> to pay taxes on the whole thing. Sad.
>>
>> Re getting your mouth washed out with soap - that's a memory, all
>> right. I
>> can't stand the smell of Ivory to this day, nor of the old yellow
>> laundry
>> soap.
>>
>> Daryl
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Daniel Roman" <djroman@worldnet.att.net>
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Sent: Saturday, December 27, 2003 8:43 AM
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Happy Holidays to All/now old country lanquages
>>
>>
>>> Daryl,
>>>
>>> We lost track of our relatives in the early 50's too. I know they were
>>> having trouble finding letter writers and sometimes it took close to a
>> year
>>> for a response. My mom used to complain that some of the writers were
>> barely
>>> able to put words
>>> on paper. She had to read the letter multiple times and guess at
>>> parts of
>> it
>>> to get any meaning.
>>>
>>> I still remember the time at the Christmas dinner table that I proudly
>> said
>>> a new Polish word that I had learned. It caused quite a commotion and
>>> threats of getting my mouth washed out with soap if I used that word
>> again.
>>> It was also bad timing on my part since we had about 20 relatives at
>>> the
>>> dinner. I think I was in my 20's before my parents were able to laugh
>> about
>>> the incident. Funny things one remembers about the holidays.
>>>
>>> Dan
>>
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>Island Jim
>Southwest Florida
>Zone 10
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A



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