Mother lode
by DUB MOWERY
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Many folks are hoping to strike it rich by obtaining a bonanza in some unexpected way. Originally the term “bonanza” referred to a mass of ore found in mining. It has come to mean a sudden and perhaps unexpected obtaining of wealth, maybe by luck. Most of us earn our keep by the sweat of the brow or otherwise honest work.

 

A related term to bonanza is “mother lode.” both terms originally pertained to mining. Whereas bonanza had reference to a large mass of ore found in mining; mother lode is the primary vein of the precious metal. Both terms came into use during the 1800s in mining. Both bonanza and mother lode has come to mean someone has suddenly obtained a very profitable source, or even a fortune.

 

None of us mortals better not hold our breathe expecting somehow to suddenly strike it rich. Most of us may be fortunate to make a comfortable living and not miss very many meals, unless we're trying to lose a little weight.

 

Instead of expecting to suddenly hitting it rich we should think about how much we have been blessed with a loving family, good friends and enjoying life in general. Indeed, we may be more fortunate than many rich folks.

 

Many folks are hoping to strike it rich by obtaining a bonanza in some unexpected way. Originally the term “bonanza” referred to a mass of ore found in mining. It has come to mean a sudden and perhaps unexpected obtaining of wealth, maybe by luck. Most of us earn our keep by the sweat of the brow or otherwise honest work.

 

 

 

A related term to bonanza is “mother lode.” both terms originally pertained to mining. Whereas bonanza had reference to a large mass of ore found in mining; mother lode is the primary vein of the precious metal. Both terms came into use during the 1800s in mining. Both bonanza and mother lode has come to mean someone has suddenly obtained a very profitable source, or even a fortune.

 

 

 

None of us mortals better not hold our breathe expecting somehow to suddenly strike it rich. Most of us may be fortunate to make a comfortable living and not miss very many meals, unless we're trying to lose a little weight.

 

 

 

Instead of expecting to suddenly hitting it rich we should think about how much we have been blessed with a loving family, good friends and enjoying life in general. Indeed, we may be more fortunate than many rich folks.

 

 





Dub Mowery is a Gospel preacher in the Church of Christ. A native of Southeast Oklahoma, he is the author of Colloquial Sayings & Expressions (Morris Publishing, 2008)

nativeheritage1@gmail.com

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