Marcelene Cox Quotes

Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires.

Our children await Christmas presents like politicians getting in election returns: there's the Uncle Fred precinct and the Aunt Ruth district still to come in.

One sure way to lose another woman's friendship is to try to improve her flower arrangements.

A vacation frequently means that the family goes away for a rest accompanied by a mother who sees that the others get it.

No one knows his true character until he has run out of gas purchased something on the installment plan and raised an adolescent.

If at first you don't succeed blame your parents.

Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children that they miss the glory of parenthood just as the grandeur of the trees is lost when raking leaves.

Weather means more when you have a garden. There's nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans.

Life begins when a person first realizes how soon it will end.

Housekeeping is like being caught in a revolving door.

When a man does a household job he goes through three periods: contemplating how it will be done; contemplating when it will be done; and contemplating.

The quickest way to know a woman is to go shopping with her.

A sparkling house is a fine thing if the children aren't robbed of their luster in keeping it that way.