Proverbial providence

I am reading and reading this book written by Anglo Indian writer Ruskin Bond called “Crazy times with Uncle Ken”.

One of the chapters has a list of proverbs created by the author’s grandmother which she had put up on her pantry door in Dehradun, a small town on the foothills of the Indian Himalayas. Some are funny and some make you think. Here they are:

  1. Light supper make long lives.

2. Better a small fish than an empty dish.

3. There is skill in all things, even in making porridge.

4. Eating and drinking should not keep men from thinking.

5. Dry bread at home is better than roast meat abroad.

6. A good dinner sharpens the wit and softens the heart.

7. Let not your tongue cut your throat. ( I didn’t understand this one, but all the others seem simple home truths and commonsense. “

Let me know if you understand the last one or have proverbs you or a loved one has made up but has life lessons, any of us can use.

4 thoughts on “Proverbial providence

  1. Fun! Doesn’t God’s word tell us the tongue is sharper than a two sided sword? How are thing over there? Cooled off here for a day or two but hot temps aren’t completely gone. Stay intouch.


    1. Things are good in terms of the weather. But corona is on the rise each day and people seem to be dropping dead in large numbers though vaccination rates are high. How have you been BC ? God is good.


  2. Timelesslady says:

    Hi Susie, I think the last one means don’t let your words be the death of you. Something I need to remember at times before I let anger rule my words.


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