FAREWELL MY FRIEND

Vermont you have been a great friend to us and we thank you.  Farewell our friend.

And I am thinking, there is no better way to say good-bye through the so many awesome Quotes, Comments and Proverbs about Vermont and all of New England.   

The best…as in fuuny…are about the weather:

“It won’t be warm till the snow gets off the mountain, and the snow won’t get off the mountain till it gets warm.”

From The Drive to Quebec, Canada

“We have two seasons: winter and the Fourth of July.”

From Go Fourth July

“In New England we have nine months of winter and three months of darned poor sledding.”

From Winter 2011

“Take off your flannels before the first of May, and you’ll have a doctor’s bill to pay.”

From Our 1st Snow Weekend in Brattleboro

“Thick and blue, tried and true. Thin or crispy, way too risky.” (proverb about the safety of ice)

From Snowmobing 2011

There’s an expression in New England: “If you don’t like the weather, wait ten minutes.”

From Our Brat. Back Yard

An old Yankee joke:
To the European, a Yankee is an American.
To an American, a Yankee is a New Englander.
To a New Englander, a Yankee is a Vermonter.
To a Vermonter, a Yankee is someone who eats apple pie for breakfast.
And to a Vermonter who eats apple pie for breakfast
A Yankee is someone who eats it with a knife.

From Farmer’s Marketing Opening/May Day – Brattleboro

New England Proverbs by New Englanders

“You can’t keep trouble from coming, but you don’t have to give it a chair to sit on.”

“Small circumstances produce great events”

“Wishing isn’t doing.”

From Farmer’s Marketing Opening/May Day – Brattleboro

“You can’t always tell by the looks of a toad how far he can jump.”

“Talk less and say more”

“The world is your cow.  But you have to do the milking.”

From Strolling of the Hieffers 2010

“He who feels the benefit should feel the burden.”

“One today is worth two tomorrows.”

“A good word now is worth ten on a headstone.”

From Concord, Mass

“The hardest work is to do nothing.”

“Take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves.”

“A deaf husband and a blind wife are always a happy couple.”

From Trip to Greenfield & Deerfield, MA

“The quickest way to do many things is to do one thing at a time.”

“Cut your sail according to your cloth.”

From Cape Cod & Rhode Island!

General Quotes by Famous New Englanders:

Calvin Coolidge:

30th President of the United States, (1872-1933) – Born in Plymouth, Vermont.

“We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.”

From Last of Vermont Fall Colors

Norman Rockwell:

Painter and Illustrator, (1894-1978) – Lived and Died in Stockbridge, MA

Here in New England, the character is strong and unshakable.

From Strolling of the Heifers 2011

Ralph Waldo Emerson:

Author and Philosopher (1803-1882) – Born and Lived in Boston, MA

“Do not follow where the path may lead.  Go instead where there is no path, and leave a trail.”

“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing on one’s own sunshine.”

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.”

“Life is a festival only to the wise.”

“Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. “

“We become what we think about all day long.”

From Blueberry Pickin’

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (AKA Mark Twain):

Author and Humorist (1835 – 1910), Lived and Died in CT

“The funniest things are the forbidden.”

“If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.”

“I haven’t a particle of confidence in a man who has no redeeming petty vices whatsoever.”

From Brat. Brewers Fest Weekend!
From Side trip to CT, USA!

Jay Leno: 

Still Alive and From “NNE” as in “NOT New England”..but I had to add this one:

“The New England Journal of Medicine reports that 9 out of 10 doctors agree that 1 out of 10 doctors is an idiot.”

From Corn Couple Contest

Oh, New England, especially Brattleboro, you have been wonderful to us with your unending beautiful views, freakin’ cute villages, varying shades of old red barns, oh so nice people, explosion of leaf color in the Fall, yum-o-licious seafood, rolling green hills, great old homes, adorable farm animals, amazing art culture, and over the top community spirit!

We love you, thank you, and we will see you again.

Now, Florida…Are You Ready For Us?
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~ by HenderBalz on October 25, 2011.

2 Responses to “FAREWELL MY FRIEND”

  1. Lovely & fitting tribute. New England Is one of my favorite places here in the USA.

  2. I never would have gotten to visit Vermont save for you two being there; looking forward to visiting you in Ft. Myers in March!

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