I don't mean stuff like "Keep you elbows off the table" or "Always wear nice underwear". I mean idiosyncratic things unique to your own mother. For example---I always, without fail, am compelled to go to the bathroom before I leave the house for any reason, even if I don't have to wee. This comes from childhood when our family used to take a lot of long car trips and our mom would always yell at us to go to the BR because Dad wasn't going to want to stop a hundred times, etc. It doesn't matter if I am only running up to the gas station to buy a pack of smokes and a popsicle, or something---the last thing I do before I leave is visit the lil girls' room. The other thing that has stayed with me is that a "lady" does not smoke in public. By "public" I mean walking down the street or sitting on a busstop bench--like that. To this day I just can't do it, or if I do for some reason I feel weird and trashy. How 'bout you ladies? Any unique "mom-isms"?