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Beth's Weekly Moultrie Observer Column - Week 28
(This appears here courtesy of The Moultrie Observer)


Remember the old verse, "Born on Monday, fair of face; born on Tuesday, full of grace; born on Wednesday, merry and glad; born on Thursday, wise and sad; born on Friday, Godly given; born on Saturday, earn a good living; born on Sunday, blithe and gay?"
As a Sunday baby, who married a Gay, my own verse was true!
How about yours?
There are many superstitions surrounding the birth of a baby. It wasn't many years ago that many a mother would pinch the nails on the baby's fingers, never allowing scissors. That baby probably wasn't allowed to see its own image in a mirror during its first year - in fear that the baby wouldn't live to be grown.
It wasn't many years ago that naming a child for a dead person would bring bad luck to the so named child!
Other old-timey superstitions about babies include the one that you should never, ever step over a child - as the little one will cease to grow.
September babies will never have any luck until they wear garnets!
To give a child an opal - unless the child is born in October - will bring great bad fortune!
The superstitions of yesterday linger today.
If you spill salt, you must throw a pinch over the left shoulder!
If you see a black cat cross your path, it's bad luck. If you see a rabbit to the right - it's good luck.
Signs of company coming include hens fighting or the broom losing straws!
How many of us still make a wish on the wishbone of a chicken or turkey? If you get the shortest piece and are unmarried - that short bone means you will marry early. If the young girl with that precious short wishbone part places it above her door - this tells her that the first man who enters under the wishbone will be her husband!
Speaking of marriage prospects...If you knock over a chair it means there will be no wedding for you this year!
To open an umbrella inside the house will give the umbrella opener bad luck!
If you have untied shoestrings, you know that someone is thinking of you.
If a bride wears something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue...she will live happily ever after!
The howling of a dog means trouble to the owner!
Do you know any more of these old superstitions? Let me know, please, if you do!
6535. That baby probably wasn't allowed to see its own image in a mirror during its first year - in fear that the baby wouldn't live to be grown.
It wasn't many years ago that naming a child for a dead person would bring bad luck to the so named child!
Other old-timey superstitions about babies include the one that you should never, ever step over a child - as the little one will cease to grow.
September babies will never have any luck until they wear garnets!
To give a child an opal - unless the child is born in October - will bring great bad fortune!
The superstitions of yesterday linger today.
If you spill salt, you must throw a pinch over the left shoulder!
If you see a black cat cross your path, it's bad luck. If you see a rabbit to the right - it's good luck.
Signs of company coming include hens fighting or the broom losing straws!
How many of us still make a wish on the wishbone of a chicken or turkey? If you get the shortest piece and are unmarried - that short bone means you will marry early. If the young girl with that precious short wishbone part places it above her door - this tells her that the first man who enters under the wishbone will be her husband!
Speaking of marriage prospects...If you knock over a chair it means there will be no wedding for you this year!
To open an umbrella inside the house will give the umbrella opener bad luck!
If you have untied shoestrings, you know that someone is thinking of you.
If a bride wears something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue...she will live happily ever after!
The howling of a dog means trouble to the owner!
Do you know any more of these old superstitions? Let me know, please, if you do!


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