7 Entirely Random Thoughts From Erma Bombeck

May 20th, 2009 by Amy

Browsing through the public library recently I came across some well-worn Erma Bombeck books and vividly remembered being a kid and wishing I could grow up to have her job … living life, laughing a lot, and writing about it. Brilliant.


1.  Christmas Shopping: Wouldn’t it be wonderful to find one gift that you didn’t have to dust, that had to be used right away, that was practical, fit everyone, was personal and would be remembered for a long time? I penciled in “Gift certificate for a flu shot.”


2.  Once you get a spice in your home, you have it forever. Women never throw out spices. The Egyptians were buried with their spices. I know which one I’m taking with me when I go.


3.  People shop for a bathing suit with more care than they do a husband or wife. The rules are the same. Look for something you’ll feel comfortable wearing. Allow for room to grow.


4.  Before you try to keep up with the Joneses, be sure they’re not trying to keep up with you.


5.  Did you ever notice that the first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs to anyone?


6.  It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.


7.  When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave me”.

One Response to “7 Entirely Random Thoughts From Erma Bombeck”

  1. erin Says:

    Thanks Amy for reminding me of some wonderful times in my childhood. Mom would laugh herself silly reading Erma’s books. I would sit at her feet so she could read some to me. I had completely forgotten about that until now. Have a wonderful day and enjoy the laughter.

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