Your Grandparents Said What?! Sayings Passed Down in Genealogy!
Social history is a very important part of our genealogy and leaves us with more than just names and dates; it’s how our family lived and who they were. Our grandparents (or other ancestors) had sayings for anything and everything under the sun! There were sayings for advice, for protection, to show you were in a heap of trouble, for encouragement, just to gossip and many more! In a way, you could consider the old school sayings handed down through the generations of your family as sort of a family heirloom, haha!
Do you remember an old school saying from your grandparents that's still stuck in your head?
Have you ever thought of this social genealogy question and how old school sayings passed down through the generations help to shape us into who we are, or just give us special memories of our loved ones? Well, I did! That’s why I decided to ask this social genealogy question on social media! I wanted to see how many others remember the sayings their grandparents used so much, that they’re still stuck in their heads, haha! Of course, this is just a very small sample, with only about 150 comments, but still very fun and interesting!
Here are some of the responses I had to this question:
There were anywhere from the classic to the unheard of. Some of these were super old school, and many had been passed down through the generations, with some of the responders catching themselves using them with their own children now! What is with Katy’s Barn, haha! There were a couple of sayings using Katy’s Barn; must have been a popular barn, haha! It was a fun question to ask, and it was fun to see all the different old school sayings that people have heard from their grandparents and still use through the generations!
What do you think of the sayings on this list? Have you heard any of these from your own grandparents or any other ancestors? Do you catch yourself using any of these in this day and age? What is (or was) an old school saying that you heard from your grandparents while growing up or that has been passed down through the generations of your family? Would you like to know some of the meanings behind these responses? I’d love to read your questions or comments!
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Come read more of my social genealogy questions and their results under the Social Genealogy and Family History category.
This post is a participant in the Genealogy Blog Party: School Days (and September Holidays and Events), for Grandparent's Day!
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