Thread: Superstitious Monday
#1 Superstitious Monday06-16-2008, 07:23 AM
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.
06-16-2008, 07:38 AM
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..."The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown." H.P. Lovecraft in Supernatural Horror in Literature
06-16-2008, 08:28 AM
I'm positive their are certain shirts I play better golf in.2009 CU Pro Football Pick'em Champ
06-16-2008, 09:02 AM
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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.
06-16-2008, 09:26 PM"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown." H.P. Lovecraft in Supernatural Horror in Literature
06-16-2008, 09:41 PM
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.I smile because I don't know what the heck is going on.
At Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
06-16-2008, 09:05 AM
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- Northern Virginia
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.
06-16-2008, 12:26 PM
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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