People will often hear me say, “Mama always said, […enter her wise quotable here…].” That’s because my mama, probably just like yours, was wise…like her mama before her and hers before her, etc., (x) infinity.
My kids have heard me say this all their lives, especially when I couldn’t think of an original thought to pass on when advice was required. “My mama always said…” filled the bill so well that 7 of my 10+2 children have reported that they’ve said it to their kids as well.
I miss Mama. A lot.
Well, Mama’s birthday is coming up. She would be 85 on August 27th and I wanted to do something to commemorate her day. I wracked my brain to figure out a way to share her with everyone…then I heard her say clearly in my ear:
“What did I tell you all your life?”
“That all you want is for me to behave for just one day?” I thought back at her.
“No, you nincompoop! About giving and receiving!”
“Don’t ‘yeah’ me, young lady!”
“Ohhh, riiight!” (The title of this post was the correct answer, by the way 😀)
And so a couple of Giveaways are in order:
- Folded Dreams – the Beginning (Kindle version) will be free to all on Amazon for one day only: Mama’s birthday, 27 August 2016.
“But wait! There’s more!!”
- My next Goodreads Giveaway will also begin on Mama’s birthday, this coming Saturday, August 27th, when you can enter to win 1 of 10 print copies of Folded Dreams- the Beginning.(see book details and reviews here). The final drawing for that Giveaway will be held on October 20th.
I think she’d approve.
After all, Mama always said, ” ’tis better to give than to receive.”!