All my life I have heard people say that it is time to "get down to brass tacks" meaning that it was time to get down to business. I haven't heard it as much lately and more from the older generation. Maybe some of the old saying are dying out. But it makes me wonder how the heck that saying got started. Well, a quick look into my book "IMPONDERABLES", gave me the answer. I had no idea how it got started and I wonder how many of you knew.
Back "in the day" of years gone by, when people purchased fabric, the vendor had placed brass tacks into the counter at intervals of exactly one yard. So, when selling material by the yard, it was measured out between those brass tacks and the buyer made sure it "got down to those brass tacks". Now, I thought that was interesting and probably couln't go on another day without knowing this (grin). But, you know, usuless knowledge makes you stand out in a crowd. . . Now, you all have a great and blessed Sunday, you hear?