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Strange hands for shoveling coal?

 
 
Reply Sat 3 Dec, 2016 08:04 am
Yesterday I used a Yiddish saying that I must have learned decades ago from my beloved aunt. None of my Yiddish-savvy friends had ever heard of it. It sounds like this: a vremde hint is git kolen te shaven. I think it pertains to the care of elderly people. Family should do that instead of hiring help - strange hands are good for shoveling coal. Is anyone out there aware of that expression?
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Reply Sat 3 Dec, 2016 09:06 am
@bakkermom,
I'll have to ask my dad. Huh.
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