Thursday, December 24, 2020

Aphorism for December 24, 2020

"Ear wax is good against bee stings." Great-Grandma Shell's advice, maybe not an aphorism.

But she didn't like for her little great-grandchildren to go pilfering among her old-folks stuff. If I picked up some tube of mystery and asked her, "What's in this?" she'd likely retort, "None of your beeswax." So, I'd say, "Oh, is it your ear wax against bees?"

Which got me banished from her room . . .

Actually, I don't think she ever used the term "beeswax," so this probably never happened.


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