Found wisdom

Friday, 16 October, 2015

My mother had a habit of jotting down facts, figures and bits of wisdom that took her fancy. The scripts were ornamented with arrows, underscores and ambiguous spellings. Here’s an example:

Mammy's wisdom

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  1. Henry Barth says:

    My mother did the same thing and we have boxes of notes from the 1930s on up to her death in 2001. My favourite – which implies much more when you know that at the time she was taking care of her aged father-in-law — “If it wasn’t for the shit, there’d be no problem in taking care of old people.”