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Erma Bombeck
Erma Bombeck

Humorist and columnist Erma Bombeck captured the hilarity of being an everyday wife and mother in her pages and columns. First appearing in the Kettering-Oakwood Times, Bombeck'€™s "At Wit"€ column eventually became syndicated in the mid 1960s. She was the voice of a generation of women who had been relegated to domesticity at the dawn of the women'€™s movement. She also wrote for magazin…

Date of Birth: February 21, 1927
Date of Death: April 22, 1996


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"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me." Erma Bombeck
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"The grass is always greener over the septic tank." Erma Bombeck
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"Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died." Erma Bombeck
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"When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they're finished, I climb out." Erma Bombeck
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"At some point in your life if you're lucky you throw practicality to the wind andstart living." Erma Bombeck
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"Graduation day is tough for adults. They go to the ceremony as parents. They come home as contemporaries. After twenty-two years of child-raising, they are unemployed." Erma Bombeck
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"I was too old for a paper route, too young for Social Security and too tired for an affair." Erma Bombeck
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"Why would anyone steal a shopping cart? It's like stealing a two-year-old." Erma Bombeck
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"Housework can kill you if done right" Erma Bombeck
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"Seize the moment. Think of all those women on the 'Titanic' who waved off the dessert cart." Erma Bombeck
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"I've been on a constant diet for the last two decades. I've lost a total of 789 lbs. By all accounts I should be hanging from a charm bracelet!" Erma Bombeck
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"We've got a generation now who were born with semi equality. They don't know how it was before, so they think, this isn't too bad. We're working. We have our attaché cases and our three-piece suits. I get very disgusted with the younger generation of women. We had a torch to pass, and they are just sitting there. They don't realize it can be taken away. Things are going to have to get worse before they join in fighting the battle." Erma Bombeck
Erma Bombeck was an advocate of the Equal Rights Amendment, is a message still relevant for young women today! Add Category or Author

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"If you can laugh at it, you can live with it." Erma Bombeck
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"Sex is only a three letter word so how can it be dirty?" Erma Bombeck
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"Good kids are like sunsets. We take them for granted. Every evening they disappear. Most parents never imagine how hard they try to please us, and how miserable they feel when they think they have failed." Erma Bombeck
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"I am not a glutton - I am an explorer of food" Erma Bombeck
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"You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism." Erma Bombeck
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"People shop for a bathing suit with more care than they do a husband or wife. The rules are the same. Look for something you'll feel comfortable wearing. Allow for room to grow." Erma Bombeck
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"There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt." Erma Bombeck
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"For years [my wedding ring] has done its job. It has led me not into temptation. It has reminded my husband numerous times at parties that it's time to go home. It has been a source of relief to a dinner companion. It has been a status symbol in the maternity ward." Erma Bombeck
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"Never order food in excess of your body weight." Erma Bombeck
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