what is “it”?
i love me a good ole “saying”. like…
my get up and go got up and went
6 in one hand and a 1/2 dozen in the other
to hell in a hand basket
ok. i really dont know what the last one means. but the following is one that my grandmother, Baba, had on a plaque hanging on her wall.
“better beans and bacon in peace than steak and cake without it”
i remember in the 5th grade, sitting and reading that over and over and over. and i just could not get it. it made absolutely no sense to me.
the word that tripped me up the most was “it” at the end. i couldnt figure out what “it” was! oooooo, id get so upset. and my Baba, bless her heart, would try so hard to help me understand, but, to no avail.
january, 1988 my grandmother passed away. after her funeral a few of us grandkids went back to our grandparents house to help our grandpa settle in for the night. he asked us to walk through the house, find something of our grandmothers that meant the most to us, and keep it.
i started my way down the long hall just beyond the kitchen. and there it was hanging on the wall directly in front of me…the “it” plaque. i stopped to read it. i stood there…and cried. i got it. i got “it”. it finally made sense to me!
in between the tears there was laughter as i recalled all the times Baba attempted to explain this simple little saying. i removed the plaque from the wall, wrapped it up gently and quietly left with the biggest smile on my face and my heart!
alright…your turn. give me your favorite sayings.