As the title suggests, there are some old proverbs that are thoroughly baffling. But on a closer look, you’ll find they actually make sense. Like this one…

I received a bunch of emails yesterday after this proverb went out, asking what it meant! It’s another way of saying that it’s best to let a person, or a day, prove itself.

I find these Penn Dutch proverbs in old books, some of which are printed in the German dialect. The translation can get lost as it converts to modern English…and modern thinking. For the most part, they reflect a farmer’s life from the 18th or 19th century.  This year, I’ve been adding the meaning to a proverb when it’s really puzzling. Like this one…

Proverbs are meant to make you think, or to inspire you, or maybe to just start your day with a smile.

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