Friday, October 17, 2008

Superstitions


Happy Halloween!
and That day is just around the corner and I'm ready to celebrate right here, right now! My first entry for the Halloween season is on the subject of superstitions. Read, enjoy and don't leave the broom resting up against your bed or a hat in the middle of it.
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AMBULANCE:
and Seeing an ambulance is very unlucky unless you pinch your nose or hold your breath until you see a black or a brown dog.

Touch your toes
Touch your nose
Never go in one of those
Until you see a dog.
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APPLE:
and Think of five or six names of boys or girls you might marry, As you twist the stem of an apple, recite the names until the stem comes off. You will marry the person whose name you were saying when the stem fell off.

and An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
and If you cut an apple in half and count how many seeds are inside, you will also know how many children you will have.

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BABY:
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To predict the sex of a baby: Suspend a wedding band held by a piece of thread over the palm of the pregnant girl. If the ring swings in an oval or circular motion the baby will be a girl. If the ring swings in a straight line the baby will be a boy.
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BED:
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It's bad luck to put a hat on a bed. If you make a bedspread, or a quilt, be sure to finish it or marriage will never come to you.
and Placing a bed facing north and south brings misfortune. You must get out of bed on the same side that you get in or you will have bad luck.
and When making the bed, don't interrupt your work, or you will spend a restless night in it.

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BROOM:
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Do not lean a broom against a bed. The evil spirits in the broom will cast a spell on the bed.
and If you sweep trash out the door after dark, it will bring a stranger to visit. If someone is sweeping the floor and sweeps over your feet, you'll never get married.
and Never take a broom along when you move. Throw it out and buy a new one.
and To prevent an unwelcome guest from returning, sweep out the room they stayed in immediately after they leave.
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BUTTERFLY:
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If the first butterfly you see in the year is white, you will have good luck all year.
and Three butterflies together mean good luck.
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CANDLE:
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If a candle lighted as part of a ceremony blows out, it is a sign that evil spirits are nearby.
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CAT:
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If a black cat walks towards you, it brings good fortune, but if it walks away, it takes the good luck with it.
and Keep cats away from babies because they "suck the breath" of the child.
and A cat onboard a ship is considered to bring luck.

2 comments:

kbear's heart 2 said...

hmmm...some intersting thoughts, some of which i haven't ever heard. thanks for the tidbits!~kbear

Chris said...

So I get those, but what I wanna know is, is my collection of voodoo dolls bad luck? ;)