Hayeren words to live by.

Tom and Mike were once guests at a baby shower in Washington DC. The mother-to-be invited her guests to write down a personal  motto on slips of paper. These she would save in a glass jar, ready to share with her new born when he or she attained adulthood.

Tom wrote:

Never buy art on holiday.

Mike wrote:

Never drink cheap brandy.

History does not relate how the child turned out, or whether he or she followed this valuable advice.  Me, I live by these wise words.

In preparation for upcoming baby showers in Armenia, I am compiling my own list of life lessons learned. Other well-wishers will restrict themselves to աչքդ լինի լինի archkad looys lini.

May your eyes light up

or առողջ բալիկ լինի aroch balik lini

 May the child be healthy

but I will be sharing the following well-meant advice.

  • Never wear white sandals in mulberry season. Not if you want to show a clean pair of heels. 
  • Every wash day, be grateful you live in Hayastan. Here, quilt covers are well-designed, with  a large diamond hole cut in the middle of the top side. Think of the hours you save while the rest of the people of Europe are wrestling with the corners of their duvets. 

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  • Yogurt is great for the skin. The women in my house lather it on and let it dry. Then they wash it off with warm water. It’s good for getting rid of spots, and for soothing sunburn. They all have lovely complexions, so I know this works. 

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One Reply to “Hayeren words to live by.”

  1. Once, when on holiday in Greece, I had a bad case of sunburn and was told to slather myself in natural yoghurt. After it had dried I went to rinse it off only to discover there was no water in the hotel. I had to walk to the beach to rinse myself in the sea. Not a pretty sight. I can vouch for the restorative properties of yoghurt though.

    From: Marigold Moment
    Reply-To: Marigold Moment
    Date: Tuesday, 20 June 2017 at 09:10
    To: Valerie Burke-Ward
    Subject: [New post] Hayeren words to live by.

    Liz Barron posted: “Tom and Mike were once guests at a baby shower in Washington DC. The mother-to-be invited her guests to write down a personal motto on slips of paper. These she would save in a glass jar, ready to share with her new born when he or she attained adulthood”

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