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Quotes of the Day for 21 February 2002 – Erma Bombeck

Erma Louise Bombeck was born at Dayton, Ohio on this day in 1927. She started her career in journalism right out of high school, taking time off for college and again to raise a family. She became one of the most astute, and possibly the most amusing, observer of the modern family. As a lackluster housekeeper myself, my hat is always off to Erma - and probably on the floor somewhere.

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The quotes:

Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.
     - Erma Louise Bombeck, 1927 - 1996

If you can't make it better, you can laugh at it.
     - Erma Louise Bombeck, 1927 - 1996

My theory on housework is, if the item doesn't multiply, smell, catch on fire, or block the refrigerator door, let it be. No one cares. Why should you?
     - Erma Louise Bombeck, 1927 - 1996

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 Louise Bombeck, 1927 - 1996

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 Louise Bombeck, 1927 - 1996

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