Monday, January 30, 2006

Bill's Favorite Quotes

It's time to give my dad, Bill, his turn.

Over the past few months I've been having fun with my "Billisms" posts. If you know Bill... no, if you've even ever met Bill - even for 5 minutes, you would have without a doubt been exposed to at least one of his classic comments.

What qualifies them as "Billisms" is the frequency of which he spurts these - and the fact that by nature they are funny. Not "ha ha" funny, but more "stupid" funny, or "oh my God if I hear that one more time I'm going to kill myself" funny. And for those of us who have been around him our entire lives, they have become a signature of who he is.

However, as hard as it is to believe, Billisms are not the only things he says. Bill, in fact, does have other quotes he likes to say. A lot! So, in fairness to the defenseless and blogless Bill himself, I am going to post a huge list of quotations he has submitted to me himself.

Here's what he wrote when he sent them to me...

Jeff: I wrote down a few old sayings that were floating
around in my head, but I do not know who said them. Perhaps I thought
there was wisdom in a great many of them. Do not forget that many a
true word is spoken in jest.

Thanks dad, for being such a good sport AND for being such an easy target. But don't forget - YOU HAD IT COMING!

Of course, I say that in jest.

Click here to read Bill's favorite sayings.


Anonymous said...

Jeff: The correct saying is "Parting is such sweet sorrow". That was what I thought of when I got to the train depot and had to say goodbye to friends and family. We said goodbye to our children one by one and you will do the same. Even death has a sweet sorrow to go with it as everyone finds a tear from their memory bank. Oh yes, Carlyle erronously said, "Poor fellow, your day is done>" Thanks for the memories--Dad.

Jeff and Charli Lee said...

Thanks for the correction dad - I changed it on your post. Oh, and quit with the Carlyle stuff - it's making me have to go be sad now...