Introduction:The lucky ones can remember those tidbits of wisdom that their grandmothers shared with them as children. Wise and witty, grandmothers have a way with words.
"Act like you got some sense." Long before folks were saying "fake it before you make," my granny was telling me the same thing. It made sense then and it makes even more sense now.
"Keep it where you can handle it." Granny told me this when she was teaching me to drive, warning me of the perils of driving too fast. I have yet to find a situation in life where this doesn't apply.
"Shut your mouth and open your ears to learn something." This was Granny's way of telling me to shut up and listen. Through the years this lesson has hit home. The best way to learn things is to listen to others.
"You're only as dumb as you let people think you are." This quote with right along with "use your noggin." Granny wanted me to let the world know I was an intelligent young lady that was eager to learn and improve.
"If you don't vote, you can't complain." Too true. Not just with governmental issues, either. If you don't let your voice be heard, then you can't complain when others make decisions on your behalf.
These bits of "Okie common sense" have served me well all my life. They are used on a daily basis, improving my life in many ways.
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