August 20, 2014

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A Penny For Your Thoughts

By Nancy Whitaker


Have you ever wondered where some of our old beloved sayings originated? For instance when someone says, “God willing and the Creek don’t rise,” I always thought a creek to be a body of water.

However, that is not what the writer was referring to. The story goes, that the saying “God willing and the Creek don’t rise” was in reference to the Creek Indians. It was written by Benjamin Hawkins who was a politician and an Indian diplomat in the late 18th century.