- Name: Erma Bombeck
- Born: 02/21/1927
- Died: 04/22/1996 (69 years old)
- Occupation: Humorist, syndicated columnist, writer
Erma Louise Bombeck (née Fiste; February 21, 1927 – April 22, 1996) was an American humorist who achieved great popularity for her newspaper column that described suburban home life from the mid-1960s until the late 1990s. Bombeck also published 15 books, most of which became bestsellers. From 1965 to 1996, Erma Bombeck wrote over 4,000 newspaper columns, using broad and sometimes eloquent humor, chronicling the ordinary life of a midwestern suburban housewife. By the 1970s, her columns were read semi-weekly by 30million readers of the 900 newspapers in the U.S. and Canada.
Birth Name: Erma Louise Fiste
Birth Place: Bellbrook, Ohio, U.S.
Death Place: San Francisco, California, U.S.
Erma Bombeck quotes :
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.Erma Bombeck
A friend never defends a husband who gets his wife an electric skillet for her birthday.Erma Bombeck
Youngsters of the age of two and three are endowed with extraordinary strength. They can lift a dog twice their own weight and dump him into the bathtub.Erma Bombeck
Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation. If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour, she can hurt you.Erma Bombeck
Thanks to my mother, not a single cardboard box has found its way back into society. We receive gifts in boxes from stores that went out of business twenty years ago.Erma Bombeck
Car designers are just going to have to come up with an automobile that outlasts the payments.Erma Bombeck
Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery.Erma Bombeck
My kids always perceived the bathroom as a place where you wait it out until all the groceries are unloaded from the car.Erma Bombeck
It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.Erma Bombeck
All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.Erma Bombeck
I have a hat. It is graceful and feminine and give me a certain dignity, as if I were attending a state funeral or something. Someday I may get up enough courage to wear it, instead of carrying it.Erma Bombeck
Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial.Erma Bombeck
Never go to your high school reunion pregnant or they will think that is all you have done since you graduated.Erma Bombeck
For years my wedding ring has done its job. It has led me not into temptation. It has reminded my husband numerous times at parties that it's time to go home. It has been a source of relief to a dinner companion. It has been a status symbol in the maternity ward.Erma Bombeck
Once you get a spice in your home, you have it forever. Women never throw out spices. The Egyptians were buried with their spices. I know which one I'm taking with me when I go.Erma Bombeck