Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Golden Rules for every generation!

This about sums it up:

Ann Landers " Golden Rules for Living"

1. If you open it, close it.
2. If you turn it on, turn it off.
3. If you unlock it, lock it up.
4. If you break it, admit it.
5. If you can't fix it, call in someone who can.
6. If you borrow it, return it.
7. If you value it, take care of it.
8. If you make a mess, clean it up.
9. If you move it, put it back.
10. If it belongs to someone else, get permission to use it.
11. If you don't know how to operate it, leave it alone
12. If it is none of your business, don's ask questions

These are displayed in my grandparents' summer spot in Maine. I think my grandfather took Ann Landers' rules and tweaked them a bit.
Don'tchya just love the Maine humah!

Home Rules:
If you sleep on it-
Make it up.
If you wear it-
Hang it up.
If you drop it-
Pick it up.
If you eat out of it-
Wash it. (or put it in the dishwasher) (this was added in the last 10 years)
If you step on it-
Wipe it off!
If you open it-
Close it.
If you empty it-
Fill it up.
If it rings-
Answer it.
If it howls-
Feed it.
If it cries-
Love it!

Rules to live by!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good ones! How about...
Husband Rules:
If you're late,
you tried to call.
If it's your turn,
you're late.
If you meant to do it,
you forgot.
If you used it up,
she'll refill it.
If you hid it,
she'll find it.
If you don't care,
she'll REALLY care.
If it broke,
you didn't do it.
If she catches you,
you'll catch it for sure!

Grins, Cuz Wendy

Brooke Shambley said...

I also love the Golden Rules for Living. Here’s my little history lesson of the day. The author of the Golden Rules for Living is Miriam Hamilton Keare who sent it into Ann Launders in the 1950′s. Very cool history :-)

If you open it, close it.

If you turn it on, turn it off.

If you unlock it, lock it up.

If you break it, admit it.

If you can’t fix it, call in someone who can.

If you borrow it, return it.

If you value it, take care of it.

If you make a mess, clean it up.

If you move it, put it back.

If it belongs to someone else, get permission to use it.

If you don’t know how to operate it, leave it alone.

If it’s none of your business, don’t ask questions.

Kamal Kishore Jaitely said...

Can you explain its contents to enlighten me
Has any relevance in present situation,since these ruled conceived in 1950.

Kamal Kishore Jaitely said...

Can you explain its contents to enlighten me
Has any relevance in present situation,since these ruled conceived in 1950.

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