“The Old Timer Says”: A Collection of Quotes from Historian Jerry Apps

Time for a break from family history. Here is a collection of quote from The Old Timer Says: A Writing Journal by Wisconsin Historian Jerry Apps.

When we forget our histories we forget who we are.

Most of what absolutely must be done today can wait until tommorrow.

A good nights sleep can do much to calm an angry mind.

In our never-ending quest for more, we sometimes forget to appreciate what we already have.

In your busy life, take time to remember.

Sometimes the hardest part of learning something new is getting rid of an old idea.

No matter how fast things change, hold on to a few that don’t.

The road home is often the longest.

Jerry Apps. (Source: Jerry App’s Blog. https://jerryapps.com/bio.shtml.)

It’s better to make your own dust than to travel in someone else’s.

There is more to planing corn than putting seed in the ground.

Sometime the harder you look, the less you see.

You don’t learn patience by hurrying.

An old horse; an old dog and an old farmer have much in common: they are s l o w but wise.

Its alright to have nothing to say as long as you don’t say it.

About Schlick Daleiden Families - DuPage and Kane Counties of Illinois

Kevin Davis is a retired Public Library Director. He is a Board member of the Winfield (IL) Historical Society. Davis has over 35 years experience working in public libraries. He is deeply interested in local Chicagoland, Dupage, and Kane County History. Davis earned a BA in History and an MA in Library Science from Dominican University. He is a volunteer researcher for the St. James Farm Forest Preserve part of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County in Illinois. His work includes extensive writing and research on the McCormick family line who were former owners of St. James Farm. He is an avid family historian / genealogist and has done extensive research on the Schlicks and Daleidens of DuPage and Kane County Illinois.
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