Saturday, March 31, 2007

Things My Parents Taught Me...

  • When dining out with your spouse, share one entree.
  • Don't be a Wet Blanket.
  • Have cats and hamsters, but not at the same time.
  • Don't slam doors.
  • Take a pair of crummy shoes to wear in case it rains.
  • A proper good-bye to guests includes standing on the doorstep and waving.
  • Ride a bicycle.
  • Keep in touch with relatives, even if you can't stand them.
  • Write thank-you notes.
  • Don't go to Mexico.
  • Feed stray animals and people.
  • Support Public Radio.
  • Always take a group photo, and don't forget to remove the lens cap.
  • Use the vcr, and bleep through the commercials.
  • Learn to love opera.
  • Carry a small handbag.
  • Always know where your glasses are.
  • Play the piano, and watch your fingering.
  • Keep a bag of bread crusts in the freezer for duck-feeding.
  • Pack a tennis ball and a frisbee.
  • A capon is just a big chicken.
  • Feed birds, foil squirrels.
  • Bring your loved ones a cup of tea in bed.
  • Put the spare key back when you've finished with it.
  • Don't park in the handicap spot, but if you have to, don't forget to limp.

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