My Grandma Says


For over a week a lonely fly has been living in our house. Anyone who has seen him buzzing around says kill it. Oh no! I could not do that, not at this time of the year. In our area, at least in our family the old saying is a fly in fall means money is coming soon.fly

Do I believe that? Really? I must or he would be one dead fly. Another saying my grandma used to say was, you are still wet behind the ears. She was actually trying to tell us that we were too young to do or say what our intentions were.ear

I decided to look up what other people say in their area. Here is what I discovered.

An Arabic proverb says; A chameleon does not leave his tree until he is sure of another.meller-chameleon_628_600x450

A Japanese proverb is; A good husband is healthy and absent.bachelor

An African proverb is; A stranger has big eyes but sees nothing.big eyes

A Persian proverb is; A bad wound heals but a bad word doesn’t.wound

A Greek Proverb is; A library is a repository of medicine for the mind.mind

A Hebrew proverb is; Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born of another time.clock

An Italian proverb is; A beetle is a beauty in the eyes of his mother.green bug 3

Isn’t it interesting what different areas of the world believe? I guess I am no different in letting the fly live.

 

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