"Still wet behind the ears."
"Three sheets to the wind."
"Throwing the baby out with the bath water."
"Be careful what you wish for."
"Crying crocodile tears."
"Spick and Span."
"Give the house a lick and a promise."
She had a ton of them, but these are some I remember off the top of my head. And often others will come to mind, like, "This is the greatest invention since sliced bread!" (I looked it up and found that bread was first sliced and packaged for convenience in 1928 [my Mom was five at the time, so maybe she does remember this invention!], I read that this phrase is commonly used to praise an invention or development. And I read that a writer for the Kansas City Star wrote that the phrase is the ultimate depiction of innovative achievement and American know-how.)
Anyway, that one phrase of my Mom's came to mind when I acquired these:
Dish Towel Gloves!
They were just an impulse buy when Ray and I were in the Corningware store at a local shopping center. And it is an impulse buy that I do NOT regret! They are fantastic! They dry well. They give you a good grip on whatever it is you're drying. And they are so thick and absorbent that you can dry many, many dishes and pots & pans without having to change the gloves out the way you do with conventional dish towels.
Yes! Dish Towel Gloves! Greatest invention since sliced bread!