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    I was up at 4 a.m. for a silly reason. I am superstitious. I promised someone I would sew some patches on a Boy Scout uniform for Monday morning. I forgot until all the sudden it was Sunday and my grandmother's words were ringing in my ears:

    "If you sew anything on Sunday, you will have to pick out the stitches with your nose on Judgement Day."

    So, I got up at 4 to sew the silly uniform. I actually thought it was a Biblical thing but apparently it's just a superstition. She drilled it in me very well!!

    TOTD: are you superstitious? If so, what are some of your beliefs?


    Here are some Old Wives's Tales and Superstitions to jog your memory.
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    Back to work after a nice, somewhat relaxing weekend off. Shannon & I are meeting after work to go to dinner at Colorado Fondue...should be yummy!

    TOTD: To a degree, yes. I don't know about sidewalk cracks and all that...but I try to avoid walking under ladders. I think black cats are cool. Nothing bad happened (to us, anyway) on this past Friday the 13th. Superstitions are pretty interesting, though...
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    Aw, I thought you might entitle this one, "Mongolian Monday." :D

    Thunder and rain here in New England as I'm preparing to hop the Amtrak for NYC for the week. It's supposed to be rainy there as well.

    TOTD: No, not at all. I don't walk under ladders, but that's because there's generally stuff on top that is likely to be unstable. I don't think I have any superstitions, although my girlfriend, for all her youth and education, certainly maintains a number from Eastern Europe. After all, she is from Transylvania.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Warrior View Post
    Aw, I thought you might entitle this one, "Mongolian Monday." :D

    Thunder and rain here in New England as I'm preparing to hop the Amtrak for NYC for the week. It's supposed to be rainy there as well.

    TOTD: No, not at all. I don't walk under ladders, but that's because there's generally stuff on top that is likely to be unstable. I don't think I have any superstitions, although my girlfriend, for all her youth and education, certainly maintains a number from Eastern Europe. After all, she is from Transylvania.
    Like keeping a wreath a garlic over her bedroom window...and a sharpened stake under her pillow, a crucifix? Well, it didn't work...you still got to her! :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkScribe View Post
    Like keeping a wreath a garlic over her bedroom window...and a sharpened stake under her pillow, a crucifix? Well, it didn't work...you still got to her! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkScribe View Post
    Like keeping a wreath a garlic over her bedroom window...and a sharpened stake under her pillow, a crucifix? Well, it didn't work...you still got to her! :D
    oh man..that was GOOOD..now I can see how you can keep up with the queen of snark...you do have some defense mechanisms after all...


    My maternal Grandmother was a midwife in the early 1900's, when I graduated Nursing School my mother passed down her medical journals on midwifery, I loved reading the medical advice which was nothing more than superstition, but at that time was on the edge knowledge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkScribe View Post
    Like keeping a wreath a garlic over her bedroom window...and a sharpened stake under her pillow, a crucifix? Well, it didn't work...you still got to her! :D
    YOU DIDN"T SAY THAT! :eek:



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    Picking stitches with your nose is not something I could imagine ever being in the Bible. And I've never heard that particular saying. Perhaps your grandmother made these things up. :)

    Most superstitions are odd, but there are still some we live by even if we can't explain it. My family is English and Scottish in background, and none of us ever married in May, because we all "knew" how unlucky it is to do so. A shame, really, since the weather is usually so nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    Picking stitches with your nose is not something I could imagine ever being in the Bible. "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God." (Matthew 19:24) that's pretty strange, if you think about it!! And I've never heard that particular saying. Perhaps your grandmother made these things up. :)

    Most superstitions are odd, but there are still some we live by even if we can't explain it. My family is English and Scottish in background, and none of us ever married in May, because we all "knew" how unlucky it is to do so. A shame, really, since the weather is usually so nice.
    My grandmother was so religious that I just assumed everything she said came from the Bible! My Mom said it probably came from "remembering the Sabbath".

    It was listed at the link I gave so she isn't the only one who said it!

    Many old wives tales are based on truths. Lots of common sense in some of it.

    I have never heard of not marrying in May!
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