mother would say...
"going to hell in a handbasket"
this would be used in reference to world affairs
so it would go like this
some awful story would be televised
and out of the blue
"we're all going to hell in a handbasket"
i didn't hear this phrase often
much less references to hell,
although this is where she said liars go
just the same
when she said this
i took note
most of her people came from England
a few from Ireland
mother had many idiom's sprinkled in her speech
no clock or trunk
missing my mom