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Started by YorenInTheNorth on Aug 12, 2019 12:10:42 AM
What did you learn from your Mum?

For me;

To cope with the hand life deals you.

To be decent and respectful as much as you can.

She tried to teach me cooking but it never stuck.

tasselhoff - 12 Aug 2019 00:11:08 (#1 of 53)

That I can't sing, which I get from her side of the family.

my wife disagrees

ishyomah - 12 Aug 2019 00:11:49 (#2 of 53)

A little bit of blood adds flavour.

YorenInTheNorth - 12 Aug 2019 00:14:45 (#3 of 53)


"my wife disagrees"

That you can't sing or that you got it from her side of the family? :o)

tasselhoff - 12 Aug 2019 00:18:06 (#4 of 53)

She says I have a lovely voice. She may be fibbing though.

ishyomah - 12 Aug 2019 00:19:37 (#5 of 53)

We can all sing.

(On edit: which I mean in the most positive way)

YorenInTheNorth - 12 Aug 2019 00:21:57 (#6 of 53)

I have learned to hum at funerals rather than kill the entire hymn.

Tomnoddy - 12 Aug 2019 00:21:59 (#7 of 53)

How to make soup, mince and tatties, and how to cream butter and sugar.

Leftie - 12 Aug 2019 11:32:38 (#8 of 53)

Old money. For example when you see a programme talking about "10 shillings" and I don't know how much it is in modern money.

She can always convert it for me.

But other than, not a great deal. You don't really learn a great deal from being threatened.

Yes do ask the entire boards for other sites...

bossab2 - 12 Aug 2019 11:35:39 (#9 of 53)

Fuck all.

It would have been useful if someone had taught us the basics of cooking as kids.

Tadagee - 12 Aug 2019 11:36:10 (#10 of 53)


TheExcession - 12 Aug 2019 11:37:49 (#11 of 53)

A love of music, books, food, writing and surreal humour.

How to terrify small children into behaving themselves with only a glance (she used to work in a primary school and has a well honed Death Stare that reduces naughty little ones to piles of ash)

widenation - 12 Aug 2019 11:40:44 (#12 of 53)

A little bit of tidying up/organising stuff, every now and again, goes a long way.

Fatjack55 - 12 Aug 2019 11:45:56 (#13 of 53)

Cookery, how to mend clothes, logic, effective punching, how to sit through hours of Bach.

Tadagee - 12 Aug 2019 11:50:39 (#14 of 53)

How to induce coronary failure through Welsh cake.

Agaliarept - 12 Aug 2019 11:53:37 (#15 of 53)

If there's any part of my personality that is laid back and easy going it's from my mum.

An ability to take enjoyment at face value with over analysing what you see.

We seem to have the same view of politics and agree in most places.

CarlosFandango - 12 Aug 2019 11:54:30 (#16 of 53)

Cookery, an appreciation of art, esp. paintings, drawings and sculpture, hospitality and generosity, filthy humour, how and when to prick pomposity, how and when to swear like a trooper.

Sympathy for and practical help to those in the shit, for whatever reason.

cozzer - 12 Aug 2019 11:55:55 (#17 of 53)

Not as much as I learnt from your mum.

HorstVogel - 12 Aug 2019 12:00:02 (#18 of 53)

We can all sing.

I can't, I have no idea how singing is done. I didn't quite understand our music teacher when he tried to explain how to sing (he kept pointing to his head or stomach).

Nor is there a musical bone in my body anyway, unfortunately.

as for learning from mum, not a lot at all, which may be the reason for being a bit of an autodidact.

HouseOfLametta - 12 Aug 2019 12:11:04 (#19 of 53)

A quiet tolerance and openness. No tubthumper she, but someone who accepted people as they came, whatever colour, creed or party they were, and whoever they loved* this was no small thing in a small country town in the 1970s.

*Until the fucking dementia set in and she went full on racist nan. It's one of the most unforgivable things about that bastard disease.

Shadrack22 - 12 Aug 2019 12:12:43 (#20 of 53)

My sympathies Laz. I’ll be booking a one-way trip to Zurich.

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