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Overheard

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“I don’t give it no mind. I just go on about my way. You know the good book tells us not to worry and that’s one thing I sure don’t worry about.”

Tipper

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    Ethelene D. Jones
    June 29, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    I’ve loved you blog, The Blind Pig, since you posted first in 2008 (wasn’t that they year, 11 years ago?) I used to respond almost every day, but recent complications with getting my comment to post prevents my doing so–ever since you changed providers, I just cant get my comments to post. I guess I have forgotten how, or else its different from the way it used to “go on” without difficulty. But still love your post an can read it, if I can’t respond and post the response!

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      Quinn
      June 30, 2019 at 5:25 pm

      I miss your comments, Ethelene – it’s good to “see” you again!

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    Gigi
    June 29, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    I was just telling that at work yesterday. We do worry cause we’re only human. GOD BLESS!

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    Tamela
    June 29, 2019 at 10:42 am

    Often heard this one from my grandma or my granny – especially when I was upset because of someone making fun of me!

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    Jackie
    June 29, 2019 at 9:45 am

    My Mother-in law would say, “I don’t pay him no tenshun.”

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    Sanford Mckinney, Jr.
    June 29, 2019 at 9:35 am

    Tipper,
    This reminds me of a doctor that relocated to Carter County from another part of the country. He asked someone shortly after arriving in Carter County to help him out with something to which the native Carter Countain replied, “I don’t care to do that.” The doctor thought the person was saying I don’t want to help you which was exactly the opposite of what the Carter County native was really saying. The Carter Countian was really saying I don’t mind at all to help you.

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    Ed Ammons
    June 29, 2019 at 8:52 am

    Well yeah, but first we have to have done all the other things good book has told us to do. After that there’s no need to worry. It’s out of our hands. We are God’s hands in this world. If it’s out of our hands, it’s in somebody else’s or else it’s not of this world! Is that philosophical or what?

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    Don Byers
    June 29, 2019 at 8:29 am

    “I don’t know if I’m a-warshin’ or a-hanging out”. An old classmate’s way of saying that she is confused.

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    Ron Stephens
    June 29, 2019 at 8:12 am

    Yep, sounds like country wisdom to me. Part of wisdom is picking our fights by knowing the ones to not take on. And a big part of that is not letting what others (whose opinions are not of much or any value) think be our standard. The apostle Paul said it this way, 1CO4:03 “But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man’s judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self.”

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    Sheryl Paul
    June 29, 2019 at 8:10 am

    I don’t pay it no nevermind is what I’ve always heard, but this works too, lol

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    Wanda Devers
    June 29, 2019 at 7:58 am

    “Give it no never mind”! I’ve heard it like than many times in the past.

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    Gayle Larson
    June 29, 2019 at 7:33 am

    The older I get the less mind I give to a lot of things and I spend more time just going about my own way. Sure makes life a whole lot easier.

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