Mama Used to Say: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life: A Legacy of Words Worth Preserving from One Generation to Another by Joyce Digby Nelson, Ed.D.
Excerpts from Page 23:
Your Lips Look Greasy to Me
Sometimes we would run inside from playing and tell Mama we
were hungry. She would then say, “You look full. Your lips look
greasy to me,” as if to say we had already been eating something.
I Am Not Fattening No Frogs for Snakes
Mama was not going to let you use her to do your dirty work,
nor was she going to work on something and allow you to get
all the credit for her work.