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Old Sayings…...
« on: November 13, 2013, 10:49:36 am »
I was in the store this morning to get a Sausage Biscuit. While paying for my breakfast, this guy was in front of me trying to pay for some Kerosine to put in his heater.
He had pumped 10 dollars worth and had only 9, 1 dollar bills.
I gave him the other dollar to pay his bill.

He looked at me and said, "I certainly appreciate it…..this $9.00 is the 'Last button on Joe's coat'".
It took a minute to sink in….but I had never heard that.
"The last button on Joe's coat"…….hum….. :)
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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2013, 10:59:57 am »
It is really sad to see someone like that ,probably choose to stay warm rather that eat :( :(
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2013, 12:21:03 pm »
New one on me  :)
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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2013, 01:42:20 pm »
I never heard that before, either.  Glad you had a dollar.

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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2013, 09:17:11 pm »
Glad that you had a dollar, too. 
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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2013, 09:28:36 pm »
 I also am glad you had a spare dollar to help him out, but have to wonder why he ''pumped'' ten dollards worth if he only had nine to pay with  :-\
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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2013, 07:36:23 am »
Maybe his name was Joe.
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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2013, 08:48:50 am »
I'm guessing the other dollar was in the washer, maybe with the other button and some change,     david
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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2013, 10:27:10 am »
The first refernce I can find is for the saying "the last button on Gabe's Coat". Its a way of saying that they are the youngest member of the family. The saying comes from the Archangel Gabriel removing a button from his coat for each family member and the youngest was the last button.

Another refernce I found was from the Civil War era or earlier, and this one makes sense for where you are from Poston. This showed that when people played cards and they ran out of money, they would use the brass buttons from their coats to bet. Back then, brass buttons were not easy to get in certain areas of the country so people accepted them as bets. You knew the card game was nearing an end when someone, presumably a "Joe", was using the last button on his coat to bet...hence, "the last button on Joe's coat."

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« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2013, 03:12:32 pm »

I'll take Random Knowlesge for a thousand, Alec!  ;)

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« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2013, 04:07:29 pm »
Most of you guys and gals remember the old saying;  "Age Before Beauty".  The next time that happens, stop, look them in the eye and say;  "Just remember that beauty was a horse".  That statement has bought more then one young smart to a stop.

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« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2013, 07:36:14 pm »
Most of you guys and gals remember the old saying;  "Age Before Beauty".  The next time that happens, stop, look them in the eye and say;  "Just remember that beauty was a horse".  That statement has bought more then one young smart to a stop.

Bruce

Good reply Bruce……how about a few more of those submarine sayings. I'll bet there are a few you can't tell. :D
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« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2013, 07:51:34 pm »
I was in the office yesterday and one guy was asking for help about something on a job he was working on from another guy. The second guy told him what he needed to do, to which the first guy replied, "Well, you learn something new every day, but I'll forget it by tomorrow."
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« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2013, 08:11:20 pm »
Live and learn, die and forget it all.

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« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2013, 11:32:30 pm »
Live and learn, die and forget it all.
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« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2013, 08:34:33 am »
Poston you asked for it:  Just remember, once I was addicted to the hokey pokey.  But I turned myself around.

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« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2013, 08:45:10 am »
Poston you asked for it:  Just remember, once I was addicted to the hokey pokey.  But I turned myself around.

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« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2013, 07:10:15 pm »
when the writer of the hokey pokey died the undertaker did this


first he put right leg in (the casket) then he......you know thw rest
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« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2013, 08:03:40 pm »
DanG James….you know the song too.  :D
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« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2013, 08:14:39 pm »
The old standby saying around here...

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