“You chased her ’till she caught you,” my Dad said when my brother announced that he was getting married. He said it with a twinkle in his blue eyes and a smile tugging at the corners of his mouth and it made us all laugh.
My father had several “Dad-isms” that he repeated often throughout our lives. Many are funny in retrospect because they are obsolete. I’ve blogged about some of them before including these two which, coincidentally, both relate to a dime :
“Always carry a dime on you so you can call home in an emergency.”
Well, phone booths have gone the way of the dinosaur and cell phones cost parents a lot more than a dime!
“That and ten cents will get you a cup of coffee.”
He used this one when we were impressed with something that he thought was foolish or worthless. Since you could buy a cup of coffee for a dime back then, he made his point very clearly.
My Dad has been gone over 20 years now and I still miss him and his Dad-isms.