Grandma’s Wisdom

If snow begins at mid of day, expect a foot of it to lay.

When the snow falls dry, it means to lie. But flakes light and soft bring rain oft.

If the wind blows much on Stephen’s Day (December 26), the grapes will be bad in the next year.

When snow melts off the roof, the next storm will be rain. When the snow blows off, reckon on snow.

When the first snowflakes are large, the snowstorm will be a lasting one. When they are small, the storm will be a short one.

When snow falls in the mud, it remains all winter.

The north wind doth blow, and we shall have snow.

Heavy frosts are generally followed by fine, clear weather.

Three white frosts and next a storm.

If windy on Christmas, trees will bring much fruit.

Green Christmas, white Easter.

If there is ice hanging on trees on Christmas day, there will be clover tall enough to cut by Easter.

March comes in like a lamb, she’ll go out like a lion.

He must have gone around Laura’s house.

You reap what you sow.

If the first week of August is unusually warm, the winter will be white and long.

Every fog in August will be snow in winter.

Don’t Count Your Chickens Before They’ve Hatched.

A Stitch in Time Saves Nine.

You’ll Catch More Flies with Honey Than with Vinegar.

It Was Like Herding Cats.

The Squeaky Wheel Gets the Grease.

Too many Chiefs and not enough Indians.

Goodness Gracious.

This ain’t my first Rodeo.

You’re Barking Up the Wrong Tree.

When Things Go Wrong, Don’t Go With Them.

Too much sugar for a dime.

Root hog or die.

Don’t start anything on Friday that you can’t finish on Friday.

If you step on a crack, you break your mother’s back.

Sew on Sunday, Rip on Monday.

On the day of the first frost, Daddy always said, Mr. White killed Mr. Green last night. (from Cindy Fomby Dickinson)