That s What Momma Said

But momma would just look me in the eyes and say, “Little girl, ifyou don't wake
up, the devil will give you enough rope to hang yourself.” After she left my room, I
would sit on my bed for a few minutes to try to understand what she was saying.

Author: Sis Diane

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475914412

Category: Religion

Page: 168

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Do you remember those little nuggets of wisdom that your mom, grandmother or nurturer would quote to you that left you either with a greater understanding or just wondering why she just didn't "speak English?" Were you ever told? "A dog that brings a bone will carry a bone" "You don't have to like them, but you do have to love them" "You have to crawl before you walk" "There are no mistakes, only learning experiences" "If you don't think you are cute, no one else will" "That's the kind of person that will get you killed" "Stay in a child's place" Did you scratch your head and wonder what it meant, but as you grew older and reflected on those nuggets, did you gain a better understanding of them? You may have even found yourself repeating them to your friends and inevitably to your own children. In this book, you will gain even more nuggets of wisdom to reflect on and to share. Come see what momma said! ADDED BONUS "From the Pen of Diane" You will also be refreshed as you read short messages that seek to share insight, encouragement and offer prayers of meditation. From Test to Testimony Reconstructed From the Inside Out Do You See What You Missed Through the Midst of It All You Are SMART The Thief Within The Lie of the Bondage Wait on the Promise It Time For a Praise Break Come discover the spiritual insights hidden within the pages of these messages!

Context as Other Minds

Mrs . Phillip J . King said he had been dashing , but Momma would not go along
with dashing and said to her mind he had been not unattractive , but Mrs . Phillip
J . King couldn ' t see fit to drop all the way from dashing to not unattractive , so ...

Author: Talmy Givón

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 902723227X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 283

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Givon's new book re-casts pragmatics, and most conspicuously the pragmatics of sociality and communication, in neuro-cognitive, bio-adaptive, evolutionary terms. The fact that context, the core notion of pragmatics, is a framing operation undertaken on the fly through judgements of relevance, has been well known since Aristotle, Kant and Peirce. But the context that is relevant to the pragmatics of sociality and communication is a highly specific mental operation — the mental modeling of the interlocutor's current, rapidly shifting belief-and-intention states. The construed context of social interaction and communication is thus a mental representation of other minds. Following a condensed intellectual history of pragmatics, the book investigates the adaptive pragmatics of lexical-semantic categories — the 1st-order framing of “reality", what cognitive psychologists call “semantic memory”. Utilizing the network model, the book then takes a fresh look at the adaptive underpinnings of metaphoric meaning. The core chapters of the book outline the re-interpretation of “communicative context” as the systematic, on-line construction of mental models of the interlocutor's current, rapidly-shifting states of belief and intention. This grand theme is elaborated through examples from the grammar of referential coherence, verbal modalities and clause-chaining. In its final chapters, the book pushes pragmatics beyond its traditional bounds, surveying its interdisciplinary implications for philosophy of science, theory of personality, personality disorders and the calculus of social interaction.

Momma Gone

I put myself far away; I imagined I was a ballerina like on TV, but with more soul. I
twirled and bopped as best I could, halfway listening to the music. I wanted to
take dancing lessons but Momma said I was too young. I asked Daddy if I could ...

Author: Nina Foxx

Publisher: Brown Girls Publishing

ISBN: 9780991532292

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 529


Momma set me on the jukebox. So begins the personal story of Denise (Sweetie) Wooten, set between a post-civil rights era New York City and a growing, but stale rural Alabama. We are thrust in the midst of a family longing for normalcy, but instead struggling with illness and all that comes with it; denial, anger and misunderstanding and love. As cultures clash, we see the family through a child s eyes and walk with her as she makes sense of war fought far away, but with effects close to home, and a tragedy that changes her life forever. More truth than not, Momma: Gone is a story of survival, where all the lessons are taught by the child who must eventually lead them through and a classic American story of overcoming life s misfortunes to find the bloom on the other side. -Shortlisted for a Doctorow Award in Innovative Fiction

Mama Said Not To Play With My Food But

Mama Said Not To Play With My Food But..... I didn't listen! I mean, come on!
What fun is it if you can't play with your food? Food is fun, period! If it's not,
change it and make it that way! Food is memories. The smells that remind you of
home and ...

Author: Barbara Reed


ISBN: 9780557842810



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Mind Code and Context

But Momma said she recalled he was a notable Democrat. ... But Momma could
not see clear to allow for a moustache since there had not been one actually;
however, Mrs. Phillip I. King insisted that if Momma could just imagine a finely ...

Author: T. Givon

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781317768029

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 472

View: 125


Scholars concerned with the phenomenon of mind have searched through history for a principled yet non-reductionist approach to the study of knowledge, communication, and behavior. Pragmatics has been a recurrent theme in Western epistemology, tracing itself back from pre-Socratic dialectics and Aristotle's bio- functionalism, all the way to Wittgenstein's content-dependent semantics. This book's treatment of pragmatics as an analytic method focuses on the central role of context in determining the perception, organization, and communication of experience. As a bioadaptive strategy, pragmatics straddles the middle ground between absolute categories and the non-discrete gradation of experience, reflecting closely the organism's own evolutionary compromises. In parallel, pragmatic reasoning can be shown to play a pivotal role in the process of empirical science, through the selection of relevant facts, the abduction of likely hypotheses, and the construction of non-trivial explanations. In this volume, Professor Givon offers pragmatics as both an analytic method and a strategic intellectual framework. He points out its relevance to our understanding of traditional problems in philosophy, anthropology, linguistics, cognitive psychology, neuro-biology, and evolution. Finally, the application of pragmatics to the study of the mind and behavior constitutes an implicit challenge to the current tenets of artificial intelligence.


Mrs. Phillip I. King said he had been dashing, but Momma would not go along
with dashing and said to her mind he had been not unattractive, but Mrs. Phillip I.
King couldn't see fit to drop all the way from dashing to not unattractive, so her
and ...

Author: T. Givón

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027297938

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 500

View: 303


This new edition of Syntax: A functional-typological introduction is at many points radically revised. In the previous edition (1984) the author deliberately chose to de-emphasize the more formal aspects of syntactic structure, in favor of a more comprehensive treatment of the semantic and pragmatic correlates of syntactic structure. With hindsight the author now finds the de-emphasis of the formal properties a somewhat regrettable choice, since it creates the false impression that one could somehow be a functionalist without being at the same time a structuralist. To redress the balance, explicit treatment is given to the core formal properties of syntactic constructions, such as constituency and hierarchy (phrase structure), grammatical relations and relational control, clause union, finiteness and governed constructions. At the same time, the cognitive and communicative underpinning of grammatical universals are further elucidated and underscored, and the interplay between grammar, cognition and neurology is outlined. Also the relevant typological database is expanded, now exploring in greater precision the bounds of syntactic diversity. Lastly, Syntax treats synchronic-typological diversity more explicitly as the dynamic by-product of diachronic development or grammaticalization. In so doing a parallel is drawn between linguistic diversity and diachrony on the one hand and biological diversity and evolution on the other. It is then suggested that — as in biology — synchronic universals of grammar are exercised and instantiated primarily as constraints on development, and are thus merely the apparent by-products of universal constraints on grammaticalization.

The House in the Curve

Momma told me, “I sold another painting. I didn't really want to part with it, but the
offer was too big to turn down.” I was happy for her and said, “Well, it sounds like
you are doing pretty well. Congratulations!” Momma said, “Thank you, but I have

Author: Patricia Reed

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465389008

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

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In 1955, Evvie McDougal was 11 years old, and lived in a charming little village in West Virginia. The beautiful tree lined streets and old Victorian homes made it seem like a story book town. But all is not well beneath the surface. Evvies family home is hiding many terrifying secrets, some of which are quite deadly. Evvie has some special inherited gifts that made her the target of a serial killer. Even when she wakes up in a pitch black room with her hands bound and her face covered in blood she is still determined to unmask the killer.

There Ain t Nothin To Do But Breathe

Momma 05/04/2011 my first Christmas must have been the day i was born, the
day i first laid eyes on her. now i can't tell u ... watchin' momma and waitin' for
daddy. no i couldn't tell time but momma said when the little hand is on the ... and
the ...

Author: Sandra Laraine Coleman


ISBN: 9781257654437

Category: Poetry

Page: 100

View: 889


This collection of ""Lyrical Rhythms"" or ""Poetry"" is a colorfully creative journey of love, light and living as simple and as complex as it can be. It is filled with truth, beauty, spirit, guidance, healing, overcoming and understanding, all exquisitely wrapped in poetry.

Momma Says

And the keeper of the prison awakening out of his sleep, and seeing the prison
doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that
the prisoners had been fled. But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself ...

Author: Kimberly Schroeder

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781597811613

Category: Religion

Page: 56

View: 577


Remember those things your mom said all the time when you were a kid? Remember rolling your eyes and moving your lips in sync with her words? Remember saying, "I'll never say that as long as I live!"? Find out what can be learned from those things "momma says..."

A Short History of a Small Place

Momma said it was a very long time. I was only midway through my eleventh year
when Sheriff Browner killed himself. Momma said the shock of it was in not
knowing it was going to happen, was in not even suspecting that it might. But
Daddy ...

Author: T. R. Pearson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101126930

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 790


Marvelously funny, bittersweet, and beautifully evocative, the original publication of A Short History of a Small Place announced the arrival of one of our great Southern voices. Although T. R. Pearson's Neely, North Carolina, doesn't appear on any map of the state, it has already earned a secure place on the literary landscape of the South. In this introduction to Neely, the young narrator, Louis Benfield, recounts the tragic last days of Miss Myra Angelique Pettigrew, a local spinster and former town belle who, after years of total seclusion, returns flamboyantly to public view-with her pet monkey, Mr. Britches. Here is a teeming human comedy inhabited by some of the most eccentric and endearing characters ever encountered in literature.

Shackles from the Grave

I looked over at Momma, wondering how on earth she always seemed to manage
to know every little bitty thing. Even when I was a kid coming up, Momma knew
everything; I used to think that it was Mike telling on me. But Momma said that ...

Author: Cynthia Lynn Stigger

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781479700363

Category: Fiction

Page: 325

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Sylvia is young, beautiful, and a single mother. She is educated and smart, but not smart enough to know when to release those shackles. Now she is stuck with consequences that would lead her to taking on more than just love. If only she had listen to her best friend Angel that was always pushing God on her But now she is stuck with a decision of either breaking the last two links in the shackles or making it a permanent fixture of her life.

The Will to Dance

He said her momma was on the way to get her. Dorene hoped her momma
wouldn't be upset with her. She had wanted to have a good day at school, but
those kids were so mean. She hoped her momma hadn't gotten in trouble for
leaving ...

Author: Ebony Joy Wilkins


ISBN: 9781411615953

Category: Abused women

Page: 97

View: 690


A fast-paced, true story of how an NFL football cheerleader secretly survived the daily abuses of unhealthy relationships to excel in the world of professional cheerleading.

But Granny

He looked at several little rifles, but they were expensive and we didn't have
much money. You know, about ... Sunday morning I was up before daylight, like
at Christmas, but Momma said "hey, we got to go to church first." Well, I thought
that ...

Author: John K. Finegan

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781438912936

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

View: 982


This book provides a look through my eyes living with bipolar disorder since childhood. I believed that life was a total loss by the time I was eighteen. The pesky thoughts of suicide have been a common theme throughout most of my life. I write about my experiences often with a poetic twist. My mental illness played a significant role in my marital discord. During my military career I experienced a hostile work environment, which exacerbated my mental condition. My autobiography is a series of mental "snapshots" of the funny, happy and serene as well as the nemesis of mental disease. I hope you will enjoy the look through my eyes.

Hold On Tight

Except when he made my momma cry. I didn't like him then, but Momma said that
it was a misunderstanding and that I shouldn't be mad at him. So I ain't.” Shit! The
kid just said whatever the hell . . . “Dewayne? You made his mother cry?

Author: Abbi Glines

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471122095

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 821


Get ready for another steamy summer fling from the NYT bestselling author and online sensation, Abbi Glines. Dewayne Falco has been a fixture in Sea Breeze since his appearance in the very first book, Breathe. He always had the one-liners and smart remarks that made you laugh. But there was never any insight into his life. Other than being best friends with Marcus, Preston, and Rock all his life, you knew little else. Until now. In Hold on Tight, Dewayne's past pain is brought front and centre while he realizes not all was lost-and that there may be hope for him yet.

Missouri Way

“Momma didn't say anything, she just looked at Von and grinned.” Hawk had
never been so dizzy in his life, and felt ashamed. “I need to lay down awhile,”
said Hawk. “You too, Von,” said Momma. “You go lie down.” “But, Momma,” said

Author: Fred Jones

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465326287

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

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Mama said

Edwards has captured the memories, the teachings, the warmth and the aromas
of a childhood long gone, but lessons never forgotten. She weaves vignettes in a
tapestry filled with joy, uncertainty, tears, and triumph through the lens of a ...

Author: Bonnie J. Edwards

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 146342244X

Category: Education

Page: 60

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The main character, Bonita benefits from her mother's pearls of wisdom about life, such as how to ask questions when you don't understand something. Readers will be charmed by this inspiring story of a teenage girl who embraces the teachings from her loving mother. The author shares this "light-hearted" story about the challenging experiences faced by an adolescent girl growing up in a city.

Long George Alley

When Momma kissed his face she said, “You sit there and watch for the
insurance man, Benjie.” But Momma always said watch for the insurance man
when Daddy Ross came in the daytime. Then Momma and Daddy Ross nap in
Momma's ...

Author: Richard Hall

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416585583

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Natchez, Mississippi, 1965: Racial tension is running high, the Ku Klux Klan holds a community captive, and many local blacks -- impoverished and apathetic -- are resigned to a fate decided by Jim Crow. A novel based in part on the author's own experience as a voter registration driver and Civil Rights activist, Long George Alley follows the lives of twenty-two men and women who endure two eventful days of racial strife at Duncan Park. Duncan Park is a place that boasts an oasis of lush green lawns, a world-class golf course, and long-held attitudes about segregation in the South. But soon the old folks at this exclusive country club will see a new generation of blacks and whites rally together -- in protest -- and make history. Strikingly original and brilliantly written, Long George Alley offers a rare and evocative look back at a critical, unforgettable time in America's history.

Gracie s Story

Daddy had said to plant three corn seeds together: one not to come up, one for
the critters, and one for us; but it seemed that critters ... It was only a little out of
shape, but Momma told him to hang it on a fence post and it would shape right

Author: Grandmatel

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781477143438

Category: Fiction

Page: 242

View: 709


There was nothing like wilderness living in Kentucky. Outhouse + cow + momma = frazzled momma Log raft + boy + river = danger Mountain Man + snow + slay = bad choice Bad Indians + momma + girl = kidnapping Momma + grandma + squirrel = biscuits & gravy Rain + boy + momma = loblolly Momma + gun + green eyes = chicken & dumplings Gracie's family left Virginia for homesteading in Kentucky. They were naïve city slickers, but God sent angels to help them. The land had to be cleared and a log cabin built. Through their strong faith in God and a lot of prayer they staked out their homestead and helped to build a community. The angels worked overtime keeping Bobby Joe out of trouble but sometimes they just watched and laughed. The Mountain Men were the "bestest" angels God sent them. Gracie was a feisty little girl almost six when they came. She was an observer and wrote their experiences in her diary when she was nine. The places are real. The last names are people living in the community and the charter members of the church. The fi rst names are my children and grandchildren. The events are fi ctional except for the building of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church which is still there today.

The Hills

high school in Washington State, but I couldn't find it. Momma told me it was
northwest of Memphis somewhere, but she'd never seen it on a map either, so we
decided it might not even be there anymore. I wish I'd asked my mother and
father ...

Author: P.A. Nelson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781483609522

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 333

View: 842


The Hills is a true story experienced and told to me over the years by my mother, Beth. This story about my mothers childhood began in Lepanto, Arkansas and ended in Concrete, Washington. There was a lot of pathos, happiness, and learning about life that we dont see in our families today. Mothers fi rst seven years were spent in a little 2 bedroom house in Arkansas where she learned family values. The second part of her journey in growing up was three weeks spent in a Model A crossing the United States in a move to improve the quality of their lives. Upon arrival in Concrete, Washington, her family settled into a situation where they had a much nicer lifestyle for a time. It is a true story of how families were making it in the Big Depression.

Miles of Fear

Momma said, “Suzette you brazen ass heifer you! Didn't I tell you not to go out
this house.” Momma said, “I told you not to go to these people house we don't
know them.” I said, “But momma.” She said, “Shut up.” Mother said, “Suzette, I am

Author: Suzette Lewis

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781491855805

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 238

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A young girl going through heartache, pain, and struggling to survive. Being one of the youngest siblings of 10 kids at the time, she had no choice but to step up and take care of home. Abuse from her father and other men, being raped and assaulted. Trying to find love in all the wrong places.