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My mama done told me – Part II

My cousin Marcia wrote after reading my original post entitled My mama done told me to pass along some of her favorite sayings of our Grandmother — Mary Dixie Brown.

You can only afford what you pay for.

You have to suffer to be beautiful.

And the Sir Walter Scott quote, “Oh, what tangled webs we weave, when we practice to deceive.”

Marcia also reminded me that Grandmother liked to use the Uncle Remus quote when she first saw you in the morning:

How’s your copperosity sagaciating?

Grandmother loved words and the sound of words. My love of her and my father is the main reason we used her maiden name “Bearden” for Andrew’s middle name, a name he shares with his Grandfather.

More to come…

Image: My grandmother and grandfather: Mary Dixie Bearden Brown and George Alma Brown

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I am David J. Brown (hence the DJB) and I originally created this personal blog more than ten years ago as a way to capture photos and memories from a family vacation. After the trip was over I simply continued writing. Over the years the blog has changed to have a more definite focus aligned with my interest in places that matter, reading well, roots music, and more. My professional background is as a national nonprofit leader with a four-decade record of growing and strengthening organizations at local, state, and national levels. This work has been driven by my passion for connecting people in thriving, sustainable, and vibrant communities.

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