Old Farmer's Advice

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Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Olde Tyme

A friend just sent this to me and I just loved it.  It's really good advise for any one to live by. :) 

Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.
 * Keep skunks and bankers and lawyers at a distance.
 * Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
 * A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.
 * Words that soak into your ears are whispered...not yelled.
 * Meanness don't jes' happen overnight.
 * Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.
 * Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.
 * It don't take a very big person to carry a grudge.
 * You cannot unsay a cruel word.
 * Every path has a few puddles.
 * When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.
 * The best sermons are lived, not preached.
 * Most of the stuff people worry about ain't never gonna happen anyway.
 * Don't judge folks by their relatives.
 * Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
 * Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll enjoy it a second time.
 * Don't interfere with somethin' that ain't botherin' you none.
 * Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.
 * If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'.
 * Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.
 * The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin'.
 * Always drink upstream from the herd.
 * Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.
 * Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin' it back in.
 * If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around.
 * Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

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Roberta Lee
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Rich,

Thanks for the comments.  Yes I think the reason we like the old farmer humor is it takes us back to a simpler time.  Have a great day. :)

Apr 20, 2007 12:03 PM #8
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Roberta Lee
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Debbie,

Getting back to basics would be a good change for sure.  I too remember those times.  Thanks for stopping by. :)

Apr 20, 2007 12:04 PM #9
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Roberta Lee
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George,

What a wonderful surprise.  Thanks for stopping by.  I was so surprised to see the featured star.  One never knows does one?  I hope all is going well for you.  Thank you for your comments and I hope today is the greatest you've ever had but not quite as good as tomorrow. :)

Apr 20, 2007 12:06 PM #10
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Duyane,

I am always glad to share your morning coffee with you, and if I can make you chuckle too all the better.  Thanks for the comment.  Have a cup of coffee and think about me. :)

Apr 20, 2007 12:08 PM #11
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Christy,

Yep it's true!  Most of us don't know when to put the shovel down. Thanks for the comment and for taking the time to stop by. :) Have a good one.

Apr 20, 2007 12:10 PM #12
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Chris

Tlhanks for the comment.  I hope today is a great day for you.  :)

Apr 20, 2007 12:11 PM #13
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Sheron

What a welcome surprise.  Thanks for the comment.  Yes pearls come in all shapes and sizes.  I thank you for the comments and I hope you have a wonderful day.  Copy away my dear. :)

Apr 20, 2007 12:14 PM #14
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Ronda Myers-Waters
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Roberta,

Great points to ponder.  I enjoy these kinds of posts!

Apr 20, 2007 12:25 PM #15
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Ronda

Thanks for the comment. Have a great day. :)

Apr 20, 2007 12:31 PM #16
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This is great!  My favorite is the last one.  Thank you!
Apr 20, 2007 12:33 PM #17
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Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.  This one is so true!

But this one is my favorite: Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

Thanks for posting these.  They were a great read!

Apr 20, 2007 04:19 PM #18
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Nicolette, Jim & Maria,

Yes those two are my favorites as well.  I do love the last one, but I also like  Forgive your enemies.  It messes up their heads.  I just love messing up heads! :)

Thank you all for your comments and have wonderful days. :)

Apr 20, 2007 04:58 PM #19
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REALLY liked reading through this list. It reminds me of the times when we sat around as a family on the back porch and every now and then, someone would make a remark that stuck with me...your list could be a collection of evening-lore.
Apr 29, 2007 05:33 PM #20
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JaneAnne

 You know I guess the reason I like this one was for almost the same reason.  It so reminded me of hearing my grandmother and grandfather talk.  It's just good ol' fashioned thinking.  Thanks for the comment and for stopping by. :)

Apr 29, 2007 06:33 PM #21
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welcome to the country, I love it.. I just tuned my deere up for the spring. loved the post.
Apr 29, 2007 06:50 PM #22
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Gloria

LOL  I was raised in the country.  I guess that's another reason I loved doing this peice.  I learned to drive on an old J Deere. :)  Gotta love it.  Thanks for the comments and for stopping by.

Apr 29, 2007 07:03 PM #23
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Thanks for the simple, folksy wisdom.
Apr 29, 2007 11:38 PM #24
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Wayne

Thanks for the comment. I love tahe KISS method.  Keep It Simple Sweetie!  That's me.  Have a wonderful week. :)

Apr 30, 2007 12:20 AM #25
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Hi! I love this last part which goes, "Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God". Very true because when you live a simple life, (less the complications of a distracted life because of material pursuits being the primary thing in our lives), it's becomes a so called "domino effect" which means it results in having ample time for your family, results in good communication habits and it deepens our love to our fellow, including our families and to God. Thanks for sharing and keep em coming :)

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May 03, 2007 11:32 AM #26
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Notary One

Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting.  Yes I liked that part too.  It's hard to live up to in this world and time we live in.  It seems the world's anthem should be "More I Want More.'  If we can keep our lives uncluttered it gives us more time for all the good attitudes in life. Not things. :)

May 03, 2007 11:51 AM #27
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