2.26.04 Walter T. Price Favorite Quotations
My 2.21.04 entry prompted this e-mail from
my mother: "Well, you got your father's pen going and he had to write
out a few of his quotes."
So these are the quotes my father has "carried with him" since he was
a young man:
The joy of victory, the sorrow of defeat [T. Roosevelt]
A day that will live in infamy! [F. D. Roosevelt]
It ain't braggin' when you do what you say you're going to do. ["Me
and Paul" -- Dizzy Dean]
There is no such thing as a "good loser"! [Vice Lombardi, Football
We wuz robbed! [Joe Jacobs, Mgr for Max Schmelling. Max Schmelling
was Germany's Heavyweight champ. The first "super race" fighter, so
called by Hitler. He later beat the great Joe Louis. Louis knocked
him out in 30 seconds later that year.]
Guns are not lawful, nooses give, gas smells awful, might as well
live. [Dorothy Parker]
One martini is fine
Two at the very most
Three, I'm under the table
Four I'm under my host
Et tu, Brute [2nd year Latin]
"Did you ever feel that whole world is a tuxedo and you're a pair
of brown shoes?" [George Gobel, comedian]
The next time you get lilies, you won't be able to smell them. [My
father to my mother]
Okay, now my father needs to tell the story behind that last quote!
I'll be waiting...*
*3.3.04 My father writes:
Easter Saturday, in the very heart of the Depression there was no
extra money especially after purchasing new clothes and shoes for
Jack, Bill and me.
As was customary, Dad had been at the Shop making up stock items,
like screens and having a little libation as was customary every
Saturday morning with his brothers Sam, Frank and Tab. I was at the
front door when he came in with an armful of lilies.
Well, my Mother flew into him. He took it well then very calmly put
his hand on her shoulder and said, "Bridge, the next time you get
lilies from me, you won't be able to smell them!"