“The secret of a long life is to eat right and love what you do.”

 “You get apples off apple trees.”

“That little baby is more important than the  Mercedes Benz sitting in the driveway.”

 “Doing what you don’t like is work.   Doing what you like is play.   I have never worked a day in my life.”

 ” You see that little squirrel out there in that tree; she has babies and she has never read a book or been to the doctor-yet she knows just what to do for them.

 “It takes a lot of foolish people to make rich people rich.”

“Being a good parent is the most important job on earth.”
“You would never see a mamma cat, or dog or  cow feed their young all day long, or give them things to eat that are not good for them.”


To interviewers:  “If all you want to talk about is how old my office and how old I am, then I don’t want to talk to you.”


 “The most important thing that a child can have is good parents.”


“No milk after the baby is weaned!   No juice, no tea or Cokes.   Only water.   That cow out in the pasture never had a drop of milk after she was weaned, and look how strong and healthy she is.”

 Description of a malnourished and neglected
child:  “He came in the office looking like the wrath of God.”

“The apple does not fall far from the tree.”

“Every child should have a chance.  Do what you can to help.”

‘I have always had the most respect for Mother Theresa.”

“You keep on doing what you do best as long as you can.  I enjoyed every minute of it.  If I could live over again, I’d do exactly the same thing and marry the same man.”

“It’s better to be over the hill than under the hill.”

 “Who is the next little angel?”


 Bottom photo credit Lynn Johnson.