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From 1965 to 1996, Erma Bombeck wrote over 4,000 newspaper columns chronicling the ordinary life of a midwestern suburban housewife with broad, and sometimes eloquent, humor.
By the 1970s, her columns were read, twice weekly, by thirty million readers of 900 newspapers of the U.S. and Canada. She was funny - very, very funny.
She wrote lots of books.
Here are 76 of her most quotable quotes:
Posted in Pearls of Wisdom
Tags education family health inspiration kids learning love parenting personal growth
Written by a former child, who could have been any one of us...
1. When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately wanted to paint another one.
2. When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you feed a stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind to animals.
Posted in Lists & Lessons
Tags children's rights family gratitude love parenting
A baby asked God, "They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?"
God said, "Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you."
Posted in Parables and Stories
Tags Christmas death family feelings inspiration joy love poverty
Susan notes: at Christmas, when I was a young girl, my mother used to read me this story from a beautiful picture book.
I remember how it made me feel at once terribly sad and tearfully joyful.
I could imagine the poor little girl cold and alone, seeking comfort from a few matches, the only possesions she had...
Posted in Poetry & Prose