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Posted by R. Berg on March 17, 2003

In Reply to: Lemonade posted by ESC on March 17, 2003

: : : : : okay, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. That is like an old saying, but what does it exactly mean? I think it means that if life gives you something sour turn it sweet? What do you think?

: : : : To me, it means, make the best of what you're given. It has similarities to phrases such as "play the cards you're dealt" and to a certain extent "every cloud has a silver lining".

: : : Look what qualifies as an old saying these days.
: : No ... look what qualifies as a like old saying.

: When did this saying "appear"? I first remember it as a poster on a doctor's wall.

I remember it used in a letter I received in 1976 or 1977.