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Help for a speech I am writing

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Created on: 06/10/11 08:36 AM Views: 1287 Replies: 7
Friday, June 10, 2011 at 8:36 AM

This doesn't really have anything to do with Class Creator, but it is a large group of people, so here goes...I am a member of Toastmasters International and am giving a speech on "pearls of wisdom from moms." Funny advice from our moms. If you have anything you would like to share, I would appreciate it! My speech is Wednesday, 6/15, so asap would be lovely! My email address is dahdwdp@aol.com. Thanks!!

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Friday, June 10, 2011 at 11:38 AM - Response #1

Good idea for a class website too!
I'm stealing (I mean borrowing) it!

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Friday, June 10, 2011 at 12:57 PM - Response #2

I don't know if this will help with your speech, but it addresses your question. ENjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv9pe5flyqQ

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Friday, June 10, 2011 at 11:25 PM - Response #3

You might Google : Mommieisms and find a bunch.

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Friday, June 10, 2011 at 11:47 PM - Response #4

The volume had been disabled.

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Friday, June 10, 2011 at 11:47 PM - Response #5

I got a few good ones off there. Thanks!!

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Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 9:07 PM - Response #6

Share!
Sounds like something that would be good for the site, to keep interest going.

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Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 10:24 PM - Response #7

If you "google" the irreplaceable Erma Bombeck, you will find a multitude of ideas. Her classic follows. There is also a Dad version, a Military Spouse version, a Special Needs Mom version,etc among many other things that you may find useful! What a treasure she left us, and a reminder to keep our sense of humor in all situations!
Here's a link that i found that has some "Momisms" and some great ideas/quotes from Television Moms! It may be of some help, or generate some creativity!
Have FUN!

motherisms

mothersdaycentral.com/tv-moms/

Have a great speech!

When God created Mothers by Erma Bombeck

When the good Lord was creating mothers, he was into his sixth day of overtime, when an angel appeared and said, "You're doing a lot of fiddling around on this one."
And the Lord said, "Have you read the spec on this one? She has to be completely washable, but not plastic; have 180 moveable parts, all replaceable;run on black coffee and leftovers; have a lap that disappears when she stands up, a kiss that can cure anything from a broken leg to a disappointed love affair, and six pair of hands.
"The angel shook her head slowly and said,"Six pairs of hands...no way."
"It's not the hands that are causing me problems," said the Lord."It's the three pairs of eyes that mothers have to have."
"That's on the standard model?" asked the angel.
The Lord nodded. "One pair that sees through closed doors when she asks, "What are you kids doing in there?" when she already knows. Another here, in the back of her head that sees what she shouldn't, but what she has to know, and of course the ones here in front that can look at a child when he goofs up and say, "I understand and I love you," without so much as uttering a word."
"Lord,"said the angel, touching his sleeve gently, "Rest for now. Tomorrow..."
"I can't," said the Lord. "I'm so close to creating something close to myself. Already I have one who heals herself when she is sick, can feed a family of six on one pound of hamburger and can get a nine year old to stand under a shower.
"The angel circled the model of the mother very slowly."She's too soft," she sighed.
"But tough!" said the Lord excitedly. "You cannot imagine what the mother can do or endure."
"Can she think?"
"Not only think, but she can reason and compromise,"said the Creator. Finally the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek.
"There's a leak," she pronounced. "I told you, you were trying to put too much into this model."
"It's not a leak," said the Lord. "It's a tear."
"What's it for?"
"It's for joy, sadness, disappointment, pain, loneliness and pride."
"You're a genius," said the angel. The Lord looked somber, "I didn't put it there."
Erma Bombeck

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Edited 06/11/11 10:36 PM
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