You look both ways now when you cross the road, you hear?
George Houston, are those the same socks you wore yesterday?
You hit your sister again and I’m gonna hit you ... and I mean good!
I don’t care if she did hit you first. You don’t hit your sister, ever!
I warned you … go cut me a switch, a big one!
Don’t you lie to me, boy!
I hear the school bus coming, you better get out there … NOW!
Don’t you ever do that in church again, you hear me?
Lamps in the front room need kerosene. Fill ’em up and don’t spill any, you hear?
Eat that cornbread. It’s the way your daddy likes it and it ain’t gonna hurt you none.
Boy, you better eat that cornbread like your Momma said.
It’s cold in here. Put some more wood on the fire.
Sweet potatoes are good for you.
Fill the wash pot and start a fire. Clothes are piling up.
We’re gonna spend the night at granddaddy’s and listen to the Grand Ole Opry.
Your sister told me what happened at school today, said you got sent to the principal’s office.
Where’s your report card. Wasn’t it due this week?
Tell me how you made a C-minus in conduct.
You take your sister with you and I don’t want to hear another word about it.
Quit riding the cow when you take her to pasture. She’s not a mule.
The well’s getting low. We need rain really bad.
Looks like rain. Be sure the barrels are under the eaves of the house.
Wash your feet tonight before you go to bed.
You didn’t wash your feet last night like I told you. Look at that sheet.
I want to see behind your ears before you go out the door.
I’ve never seen anybody go through shoes like you do, boy.
No, no candy. Money don’t grow on trees.
Wait’ll your daddy gets home. I’m telling him exactly what you did.
Get on out to the barn and milk the cow and throw some hay down from the loft while you’re out there.
Hitch up the wagon, but be careful. Old Sam likes to kick.
Don’t use your sleeve to wipe your mouth!
Bring in wood before you go to bed.
Be home before dark. I mean that.
Quit throwing rocks at the chickens.
Leave that cat alone!
Go see if the mailman has run yet.
No, you can’t skip school today. You’re not THAT sick!
You’ve been told a dozen times not to eat green plums!
Where’d I put that bottle of castor oil? And the bottle of 666s?
Picking okra in the morning early. Be sure you wear a long-sleeved shirt.
How’d that hole get in the seat of your pants? And look at the knees. If it’s not one thing with you, it’s another.
I’ve never known anybody to wear out shoes as quick as you. Money doesn’t grow on trees.
Cow’s been in the bitterweeds again … taste that milk!
Shut the screen door, you’re letting flies in the house!
Don’t slam that door so hard when you go out.
How does that old Roy Acuff song go … “if I could only hear my mother ….”
And Daddy, too.
Have a nice day.
George Smith may be reached at 256-239-5682 or e-mail: email@example.com.