Growing up in a small town in Southern New Jersey

Sunday, September 28, 2008

More family sayings

I spent a day with my sister recently and she reminded me of some more of daddy's (family) sayings.

When daddy was preaching against the modernists -- they were a group of theologians that didn't believe in the inerrancy of the Scriptures, -- he would refer to their ramblings as those of higher, liar critics.

If someone in the family was ticking one or the other off, they would be referred to as a miserable wretch.

If we really wanted to insult someone we would tell them we would say: I hope your toenails fester.

Or who of us Drexlers could ever forget being called a pickle. Daddy's favorite for one of us who pulled something over on him.

Another expression that was used often, but I can't remember in which context was: Great Caesar's Ghost. Actually, I think it was a line from a movie and dad would yell it out when something was happening over which he had no control, like when my sister pooped her pants and it was running down her legs.

And finally, for this episode, whenever dad was talking about evolutionists and the untruths they were spreading about billions of years and man beginning as pond scum, he would say to each and every new revelation by these "higher, liar critics" -- Vas you der, Charlie? (Were you there?) Sound familiar?

Any of you who know I worked for Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis, know that one of his favorite expressions when questioning evolutionists is: "Were you there?" Of course, they weren't there, but God was and he left us a description of how it all began in the Bible, starting at Genesis 1:1, where it is written: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 'Nuf said.


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