RURAL FREE DELIVERY - Things My Daddy (1903-1986) Said


By Mack Samples

That stuff you buy that's made in foreign countries ain't worth carrying home.

I don't want no six cylinder automobile. Them things won't pull the hat off your head.

When you go down to Charleston you can't hardly get along the street for the cockeyed Bulgarians.

You take a young white oak tree, standing out in a field by itself, the leaves will hang on it all winter.

If you are going to build anything on the side of a hill, you'd better put a drene around it.

Don't ever build nothing on a fill.

Can't never did do anything.

A cat will make a living where a dog will starve to death.

Leave your taters in the ground until late September or early October. That's the best place fer'em.

You ain't never going to get rich working for another feller.

You take a feller out teaming, he'll whoop the horse that pulls the hardest.

Try to get you a job in the dry. You don't want to work out in the weather like a horse.

Don't let a deer hang around for two or three days before you skin it. It'll skin better when it's warm and your meat will be better. You don't kill a beef three days before you skin it, do you?

Keep the filth cut around your place so people will think you are worth something.

If you go cut filth for somebody, cut it close. Then he might hire you again.

Nothing good ever come from drinking whiskey.

Treat everyone the same, whether they are rich or poor.

Hur Herald from Sunny Cal
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