Tuesday, March 17, 2009

It must be Spring!

It's cloudy, gray and raining but I have seen the first sign of Spring. I stopped at the local grocery store on my way home from work and there were six boys (OK, they were probably seniors in college but when you hit my age anyone under 40 is a child) filling their cart with beer and potato chips. If that doesn't say Spring is here I will eat my belly button ring. Oh get real, you know I'm kidding about the belly button ring. Heck, if I had one it would be the size of a dinner plate and that brings us back to Grandma's saying, "If it ain't purty, don't put it on the front porch." Do you even wonder who came up with the idea of belly button rings? I think it must have been some old jewelry maker who somehow got stuck with a gazillion unmatched earrings and spent weeks pondering how in the world he was going to unload all that unmatched jewelry. I do not want or need a belly button ring but I would be willing to give up a months paychecks to hear the sales pitch he gave to make that first sale!

8 comments:

ga.farmwoman said...

I haven't heard that one in a while, "If it ain't purty, don't put it on the front porch" one! lol..
I am with you, Jan, on that belly ring and rings everywhere else body parts one. Mainly because sooner or later those body parts all head south. I'm talking saggy. Then what?
Yeah, I'll like to hear that sales pitch too. I'd trade one bad rooster maybe to hear it.
Good to see you back.
Have a great day.
Pam

Grannyann said...

I love the "if it ain't purty......"
I'll have to use it one of these days.

CoolStuffForDads.com said...

That is a good one ("if it ain't purty..."). I can definitely empathize with those guys with the beer and chips (and Spring). It's been a lot of years though.

Susie said...

Glad to see you back again:) You and me have been pretty quiet these days. I miss your humor!

Grammysammy said...

I agree with Susie. I am glad you are back. I need laughs these days and you always provide one.

Grannyann said...

I got tagged and guess what...You have just been tagged!
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Cherrye Moore said...

That is funny. I have never heard "it it ain't purty ..." and I'm from Texas! As for the anyone under 40-thing-YOU must be Italian. They call everyone "kids," unless they are ... well, old.

Jo said...

What a riot.....
I just stumbled across your blog today while I was sitting at the computer trying to convince myself that I want to go outside and do some gardening. I am placing you on my blog roll so I can find you again and come back for another visit.