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A Kiss from Rose| Ten Old Sayings

  1. You better mind how you treat people.

  2. God doesn't like ugly.

  3. I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.

  4. Never bite the hand that feeds you.

  5. Always know where your bread is buttered.

  6. Piss or get off the pot.

  7. Respect, morals, and character will take you places money can't buy.

  8. They aren't worth a red penny.

  9. If they talked about Jesus, who are you?

  10. What you eat doesn't make me .... well, you know the rest to this one.

What old sayings do you remember hearing or using when you were younger?


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Bessie Estell

Bessie Sears Estell was the daughter of Milton Sears, pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in North Birmingham. Bessie worked in the Birmingham City Schools system for most of her life, and referred to teaching as the greatest profession in the world. Significantly, Bessie became the first African-American woman to sit on the Birmingham City Council in 1975.

Additionally, Bessie Estell Park in Glen Iris is named in her memory.

Photo property of Birmingham Public Archives and Manuscripts

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