Friday, May 9, 2008

More from Erma

For Mother's Day, I can think of no better gift than the book "Forever, Erma," a collection of Erma Bombeck's best columns. Here are two of my favorite quotes:

"When I was born, I was 40 years old with a cup of cold coffee in one hand, a sponge in the other hand, and the original Excedrin headache. My parents exclaimed, "Good grief! We've given birth to a 130-pound parent!" Or so it seemed."

"Had it not been for "As the World Turns" and pacifiers, I'd have slipped into humming and braiding my hair. Every day I'd put a pacifier into whatever part of his face was open, get a plate full of buttered noodles and sit in front of the TV set and watch someone who was worse off than I was."

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