In Reply to: Take life with a grain of salt posted by Trenae on January 23, 2009 at 13:20:
: My great grandmother lived to be 107 and she always use to say to us...."take life with a grain of salt". What does that mean?
You will find details and the most common use of the saying here: http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/take-with-a-grain-of-salt.html I think what your grandmother was saying, from her vantage point of 107 years, was, "Take it easy, Greasy, it's a long way to slide." Don't get too upset or too excited/happy about anything. Stay cool. A relevant phrase: This too shall pass. See http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/8/messages/1136.html