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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Old Song and Sayings.

I woke up this morning with this old song going through my mind.  We used to sing it when we were kids.  I wonder how many of you remember it and have sung it?

Chicory chick

Chickery chick, cha-la, cha-la
Check-a-la romey in a bananika
Bollika, wollika, can't you see
Chickery chick is me?

And some old sayings that you may have heard or if you haven't, you have now. . .

Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in his shoes. That way if he gets angry, he’ll be a mile away and barefoot. – unknown

Anyone who doesn’t think there are two sides to an argument is probably in one. – unknown

All the world is mad save for me and thee, and sometimes I wonder about thee. – Old Quaker saying

Cheer up! Remember the less you have, the more there is to get. – unknown

Creditors have better memories than debtors. – Ben Franklin

Eat well, stay fit, die anyway. – unknown

God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers. – Jewish Proverb

I feel so miserable without you, its almost like having you here. – Stephan Bishop, a gentle needle

I have never killed a man but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure. – Clarence Darrow

If at first you don’t succeed, you’re about average. – unknown

If at first you don’t succeed, skydivings not for you. – S. Johns

It is easier to get forgiveness than to get permission. – unknown

Life isn’t like a box of chocolates…it’s more like a jar of jalapenos. What you do today might burn your ass tomorrow. – unknown

OK, I could list a lot more but I don't want to bore you.  So, you all have a great day, you hear?


  1. love those sayings!, song? never heard. Only song I remember when I was really young, was, does your chewing gum lose its flavor on the bedpost overnight? lol

  2. I remember that song, and even back then I thought it was pretty dumb. My aunt played piano and got the sheet music to it, so we stood around the piano and sang those dumb non-words. I much preferred "When it's springtime in the Rockies"!

  3. I learned dozens of nursery rhymes when I was young but never heard that chicery song... Liked reading those old saying... might have heard some before but they're all still funny.

    1. I don't know why, but I still remember the melody to that song. I remember things from my early life more than I remember where I sat my coffee cup a few minutes ago. . .

    2. I absolutely remember way back much more than an hour ago. But when I look back to my kids' childhood I only remember the good stuff - not much of how they might have misbehaved.

    3. I enjoy remembering my childhood.

  4. Never heard the song before, but I have heard a few of the old sayings. Wonder what that says about me?

    1. That says that you are younger than I am. Most people who are still alive are younger than I am.

  5. If at first you don't succeed, try try again . . . then give up. No sense being silly about it.

  6. Never heard that son - kinda like "Marezy Doats and Dozey Doats", huh?
    Love the quote about chocolates ... I'm gonna use that one!

    1. Now you went and did it!! I now have another song running through my head. . .

  7. I never heard that song before either. Curiosity made me look it up on you tube to hear it. The Andrews Sisters made it popular and from what I read they were forced to record it. lol

    1. Another old song I liked was K,K,Katy. It was about a guy that stuttered and had a gal named Katy. I will paste some words so you don't have to look it up, too:

      K-K-K-Katy, beautiful Katy, You're the only g-g-g-girl that I adore; When the m-m-m-moon shines, Over the cowshed, I'll be waiting at the k-k-k-kitchen door.