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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Itchy palms and other old wives' tales

So, there I was minding my own business when I felt an itch on the palm of my hand and --shocking as it may seem-- I scratched it.

Tom smiled and said, “Guess you'll be getting some money tomorrow.” I just laughed and replied, “I wish!” Which wasn't true. I don't usually wish for money. What could I do with money? I already have a craft room bursting with yarn and as that would be the only thing I would buy with the green stuff, would be wasted on me.

This simple statement, however, made me wonder why some superstitious people actually believe this...that an itchy palm warns of a surprising addition to your bank account or wallet. Well, it's just another in a long line of unexplainable old wives' tales. I know a few really wacky ones, mostly from my sweet and funny aunt Maggie. Wanna hear em? Well, click on the next post if you don't, cuz here goes anyway:
#1: Don't eat out of a pot or you'll never prosper and you'll always stay poor.
#2: Dropped Silverware means a visitor is coming and if it is a fork it will be a female and a knife indicates a male visitor.
#3: Don't read right after eating or you'll get a headache.
#4: Don't eat while nursing a baby or he'll choke.
#5: If you spill salt quickly toss the offending salt over the shoulder to ward off evil spirits or bad luck.

Well, I think they are wacky as all get-out, but they are certainly good for a laugh.

If you know any and you'd like to share some, please do.

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