Monday, February 21, 2011

Morning Coffee - Happy Birthday Erma!

Today is the birthday of Erma Bombeck, who was born on this day in 1927.  Erma had the gift of expressing the essence of suburban family life in her columns and many books.  Wouldn’t it be fun to be reading her take on today’s families - in today’s culture?

“There are people who put their dreams in a little box and say, "Yes, I've got dreams, of course I've got dreams." Then they put the box away and bring it out once in awhile to look in it, and yep, they're still there.” ~ Erma Bombeck

“It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.” 
~ Erma Bombeck

“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

Time to refill my cup and re-open my box of safely stored dreams!
Happy Birthday, Erma!!



  1. I loved Erma! Apparently she was very wise as well as very funny.

  2. Wonderful wonderful! She always made me giggle. Still does!

  3. Good memories of Erma's writings! Love these quotes too!