Be Thrifty Because…. #1LinerWeds

Charlie and I were talking about the importance of turning off lights when we leave the room. We’ve always done it, but sometimes forget because old.

I quoted his father, a man I never met, but who Charlie has quoted on the subject of thrift. This is what his father warned if he saw someone being what he considered profligate:

You’ll be up agin’ it!

Meaning, if you keep wasting your money or other resources, the time will come when you’ll need them but won’t have them. I like Mr. Allen’s shorthand better.

This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s weekly blog hop, One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner or just like them, follow the link.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about profligacy and/or thrift.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Be Thrifty Because…. #1LinerWeds

  1. Roy A Ackerman, PhD, EA

    February 26, 2020 at 9:57am

    I am known as the one with the dark house. (There’s rarely more than 1 [small] light on.) It also makes it tough for the burglar to know if no-one is home. (My alarm always is…)

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      Marian Allen

      February 26, 2020 at 10:43am

      Yeah, the alarm is one appliance you never want to switch off or unplug! 😀

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  2. John Holton

    February 26, 2020 at 1:52pm

    The pastor at our old parish used to call himself “The Prince Of Darkness” because he was always running around turning off the lights…

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      Marian Allen

      February 27, 2020 at 7:53am

      LOL!!!! I love it! I’ll have to share that with my pastor. 😀

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