Signs . . . they’re everywhere . . . billboards in the city, stickers on cars, comments on Facebook. I found some wise ones in a novelty shop, on a car, on a piece of paper, on a writer’s sweat shirt. Some you’ve seen before. Others, I hope, are new. Silly video at the end!
Quotation now thoroughly engrained in pop culture from the Tom Robbins’ novel Still Life with Woodpecker, an un-fairy tale with princess Leigh-Cheri and outlaw Bernard.
“Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me,” a popular NPR broadcast on Saturday mornings . . . what we do at traffic signals, the post office, a doctor’s office. . . counsel from the Lord we resist hearing:
Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.
“I won’t fix my car until YOU learn your lesson,” this driver insists.
Easy to say — until it actually happens to you!
Favorite come-back of my colleague, Dr. Laura, when students plead for a better grade.
Yes, pigs actually DO fly at the Ole Country Buffet in Valdosta, Georgia (Cliff on the road)
Her sweat shirt warning vengeance, I watch my step around Jennifer, a writer friend.
What quotes on plaques or signage have you seen around your town? Somewhere else?
Inquiring minds have to know!
Cute the \”novel\” quote reminds me of my father-in-law\’s comment to visitors to the farm. \”Careful, or I\’ll name a cow after you.\”
That wouldn\’t be half bad as cows are often thought of in a good way. Still . . . .
Thanks for the anecdote!
Pigs do try and fly away in SE GA for fear of being fried as bacon and dipped in chocolate. Yum!
Bacon and chocolate – not familiar with that combination! I wonder: Have you see that buffet restaurant in Valdosta?
Fun. Reminds me of Burma Shave signs. I\’m sure you remember those?
Yes, I do! One from the archives:
BEN MET ANNA
MADE A HIT
Thanks for the prompt, Shirley!
I needed to read that verse from Psalm 27 this morning, Marian. Thanks!
It\’s tucked in there among the silly. I\’m glad it brought comfort. Are you familiar with the barbecue place with the pig sign in Valdosta? I thought you might be.
We have several elevated pig fannies around town 🙂
I haven\’t seen this one, but I should write it up: \”I write memoir and I\’m telling what happened.\” I have to assure people in bereavement groups or in my mythology class that I won\’t write about them without their permission. Great signs, and I took off on \”Careful or you\’ll end up in my novel.\”
Glad you related to this, Elaine! As you known, we writers are always looking for grist for the writing mill. Yes, I think there would be a certain degree of confidentiality in sharing stories of bereavement–mythology class, well, maybe not so much!
Oh my gosh — I love Jennifer\’s sweatshirt! And Elaine\’s \”I write memoir and I\’m telling what happened.\” Brilliant!
Here\’s a link to my favorite sign: http://wp.me/pP1C5-1dK
I just read the story of your favorite sign on the link you sent me. Yes, I\’d say that\’s pretty darn personal. Thanks!
FYI, I think the slogan on your website would work well as a sign too: \”Whatever you are not changing you are choosing.\” So true, and so life-changing if applied.
After reading your BLOG yesterday morning, and commenting, I read my daily devotional. Wouldn\’t you know it, the Scripture made reference to a sign. The Pharisees ask Jesus for a \”SIGN.\” He refused of course because they asked for the wrong reason. God did grant Gideon his request for a \”sign\” via a wool fleece in the Old Testament. It must be about the motivation of our hearts? The \’sign\’ in sky today looks like rain. Your BLOG is always thought provoking. Thank you
You got it! Heart motivation affects how we view God\’s signs in our lives. I\’ve written this question somewhere as a self-check: \”What does my heart look like to God? I hope it\’s full of grace but often falls short. Your comments are always thought provoking too. Thanks!
Ha ha – loved all of these signs.
From what I know of Sweden and Great Britain, signs are not as intrusive as here in America. I can\’t imagine a garish billboard next to a charming thatched roof. Thanks for reading and commenting, Lady Fi.