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Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/12/2006 4:00 AM (GMT -7)   
eyes  I know, I know
Yes I am a closet superstitious person
VERY
Sunday making the stuffing for the Turkey I ( howie did not have lid on ) spilt salt.......
  proceeded to go outside both he and cait looking at me like I had 3 heads whilst throwing salt over left shoulder
 
Never ever touch my feet (bare /socks) with a broom or a mop I freak right out ...... nono
If  a bird hits the window means death is near by   skull
WILL NOT go /drive by black cat (all black )
If you put shirt (t shirt) on backwards .......Leave it ........changing it is bad luck .....
   I did exactly that this am (thats why I thought of this lil thread).......
No one will know but me lol I will wear a sweater over it lol
both sides look same to me
Drop a knife you are going away tongue
Drop a fork company is a coming
 
I never ever once in my time here did say I was all here ya know and I know I have problems .................
BUT
I also know that we all or most all have one or 2 of the superstitions  hiding in our closet
tongue  now if I can show how Not sane I am surely someone will follow suit
great day to all
Rainy dark and Gloomy here again
Lyn
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normalsnofun
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   Posted 10/12/2006 4:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I wont walk under a ladder
I am afraid of friday the 13ths

My bfs family wont hug goodbye through a door way (might be a polish one)
--Michelle

...I dont want the world to see me, 'cause I dont think that they'd understand
When everythings made to be broken, I just want you to know who I am..."
--Goo Goo Dolls

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/12/2006 4:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I was born on a friday the 13th .........I stay in dont do the BD if it falls on it lol
Under ladders thats a godd one and very many peeps wont do that one
I wonder if that is Polish thing with Pauls 's family
Cmon peeps we knows you out there
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normalsnofun
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   Posted 10/12/2006 5:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Knocking on wood
--Michelle

...I dont want the world to see me, 'cause I dont think that they'd understand
When everythings made to be broken, I just want you to know who I am..."
--Goo Goo Dolls

"Those who are different change the world,
Those who are the same keep it that way."


Daisy232627
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   Posted 10/12/2006 6:56 AM (GMT -7)   
never walk with someone and split a pole...I will back up and go the same way around the pole they did.....or if someone else does make them say bread n butter....whatever that means

The black cat thing too
Births and deaths come in 3's......this one scares me...lol
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Dillon
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   Posted 10/12/2006 7:19 AM (GMT -7)   

Coming from the deep south we were raised hearing all kinds of "Old Wives Tales"

Don't sweep under someones feet or they will never marry.

Don't cross a black cats path.

Don't walk under a ladder brings bad luck.

If you drop your comb a man is coming to see you.

If you drop a brush a woman is coming to see you.

Don't leave your purse on the floor your money will walk off.

If your the palm of you hand itches you will receive money.

If you have two forks, spoons or knives at your plate someone is coming hungry.

If an owl hoots 3 times outside your house it is a death warning.

I could go on for a long time......... cool


hunniebee
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   Posted 10/12/2006 10:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I knock on wood. I throw salt over my shoulder if spilled. No ladders. And this one that my mom taught me that I freak OUT about if my kids do....
DO not open an umbrella in the house...it means someone is going to die.

tangerine bear
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   Posted 10/12/2006 11:12 AM (GMT -7)   
:-)  Oh I love this one! I'm of Jewish/Romanian descent, my grandmother was an immigrant from there... so I was raised with a lot of superstitions! Just to clarify... I don't believe/do all of these...
 
Never put a hat on the bed... bad luck. (yeah, I guess this one makes sense)
 
Never open an umbrella inside... bad luck. (this one seems to make sense too)
 
We did the salt over the left shoulder thing too, Lyn! (doesn't make sense, but I do this one)
 
My grandmother believed in the "evil eye"... someone could put a "curse" on you. The phrase...
"keyn anhoreh" (pronounced "ken-ahora") meaning "no evil eye". If someone compliments you on something, such as "your fingernails look pretty", you have to knock on wood (yeah, I do this one sometimes), or your nails will surely break. And the person giving the compliment is supposed to say "keyn anhoreh" and spit over their shoulder..(NO, I don't do this one, but my grandma did...) I looked this one up on the web, and evidently it is common in other cultures as well.... http://www.oldsuperstitions.com/index.php?query=evil+eye&submit=Go
 
All of my grandbabies are of hispanic descent, and this is similar to a hispanic superstition, if someone compliments your baby, they must touch the baby or he/she will become ill. If the baby becomes ill, it can be cured by rubbing an egg on their forehead and breaking the egg and putting it in a glass of water.
 
If you are speaking of someone who has died and someone sneezes, you have to pull the sneezer's ear (up), or they will/might die, too. Babies really hate this one! (I ALWAYS do this one and it REALLY annoys my family lol).
 
A common one in my religion (Judaism).. If you have been to a cemetary, you MUST wash your hands off with water before entering a home (yours or anyone else's)... don't bring death into the house! (yeah I do this one too)
 
Of course, we also had the regular ones... break a mirror, seven years bad luck (don't really believe this one); black cat crossing your path (don't believe this one either), bad luck; walking under a ladder (I doubt if you could find many a/p people who would do this one), bad luck.
 
That's all I can think of right now...
 
Cool new idea for a thread, Lyn!!!! :-)
 
Luvs ya,
Bear
 
 
 
 


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Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/12/2006 11:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Hmmm totally forgot about the Umbrella lol
New shoes on table ....death ......
Wow I love all theses and I am not from the South but am starting to wonder if Mom was ...................lol Sounds like her
I have visions of you spitting Bear lol......OMG..What a site ......

NOTE to self ...turn the dang t shirt back the right way ...I have had nothing but bad luck today
Puter on and off all day hydro WINTER storm already what is going on
I have been blown or whatever it is called offf here so many times I cannot coumt ........so
Tomorrow is the 13th and yes folks it is FRIDAY ................lil one reminded me so I will be staying in Cait will prolly stay home and no driving Ta ta til then
Loving these keep em coming
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tangerine bear
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   Posted 10/12/2006 1:25 PM (GMT -7)   

tongue  I revised my post for Lyn... tongue

Bear doesn't spit!!! (well, not on purpose). Maybe I should add that one to my signature!! tongue tongue tongue

Luv ya,

Bear :-)


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   Posted 10/12/2006 4:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm a real optimist when it comes to superstitions. (Except for ladders, mirrors, umbrellas, etc, etc lol)

If I see a single magpie, I say "Where's your mate?" because I know they hang out in pairs and the other one will be close by. -- That way I never have to think "One for sorrow"! :)

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JKRsGirl
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   Posted 10/12/2006 5:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm Italian and we have that evil eye thing too. My grandmother used a cup of water with some oil olive in it to get rid of it. Held it over my head, I don't really remember everything, just that it seemed silly at the time.

Things I do believe in. . .

If I dream about a family member or friend and something bad happened in the dream, I call them to tell them to be extra careful just in case.

I believe in signs. I think I can feel my dad's presence around me when I ask him to help me get through something. I also seem to always find something out of the blue that belonged to him when it seems I need it most.

I believe in karma. . .I think you get in your lif the things that you give.

I don't step on cracks in the sidewalk if I can help it.

I always do things in the same order. . the way I get dressed, my leaving the house routine, etc. because I feel like something will go wrong if I veer from my normal ways. (That might just be OCD because I always think I forgot to do something if I get my routine out of whack)

I don't like to make plans too far in advance because I somehow think that God will feel like I'm being cocky about how much time I have left on this earth.

I don't know if those are superstitions or not, but reading those back to myself makes me think that I really am a few fries short of a Happy Meal.
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janetlee
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   Posted 10/12/2006 6:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm not superstitious at all. I am from the deep south (still here) and have heard lots of them. But nope, I have no fear from superstitions. Thank goodness!
janet
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/13/2006 5:36 AM (GMT -7)   
It is friday the 13th
I have to go OUT
Cait is moody
Got up on wrong side of bed ( just what the ? does that mean anyways
Found out Howie signed on for more shifts ,,,,,,,,,WONDERFUL ..............
So I will be comforting my teddy and in my blankie watching scary movie why the heck not .........
Cait wont be here I am all alone but for animals whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
I will be Back
Cross fingers ........Knock on wood
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tangerine bear
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   Posted 10/13/2006 6:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Hahaha Lyn,

That sounds like a fun day! (Of course you KNOW how I love scary movies!) Well, have a good, snuggly day... don't open any umbrellas in the house, no hats on the bed, and knock on wood, ... spit spit... lol... (remember BEAR DOESN'T SPIT).... hahahha.

Luvs ya,

Bear
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normalsnofun
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   Posted 10/13/2006 7:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Big hugs mom

You will be just fine I will be home most of the night. You can call me later if you want I will be all alone too.

Bf keeps threatening to call you and tell you how messy I am *hides*

Ill be knocking on wood all day I can see it now. so long as it dont rain and lightning and stuff tonight i might be able to sleep.
--Michelle

...I dont want the world to see me, 'cause I dont think that they'd understand
When everythings made to be broken, I just want you to know who I am..."
--Goo Goo Dolls

"Those who are different change the world,
Those who are the same keep it that way."


Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/13/2006 7:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Ya I hear ya's had fight with cait .....
Ready for Howie
THEN I will have my work done lol
Hiding under blankie tonight
Prolly will call ya
You canot be that messy
Can you

Bear I sure as Heck hope you dont spit
you dont want to see this visual lol
Love ya s
Mom/Sis /Lyn
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   Posted 10/13/2006 9:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I live in the south also and I am not superstitious at all. I never really have believed in that kind of thing. I do believe that bad stuff you do to other people will come back to you. I hope y'all have a great Friday the 13th.

normalsnofun
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   Posted 10/13/2006 2:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Ya had to go and jinx friday the 13th by posting this thread huh?
--Michelle

...I dont want the world to see me, 'cause I dont think that they'd understand
When everythings made to be broken, I just want you to know who I am..."
--Goo Goo Dolls

"Those who are different change the world,
Those who are the same keep it that way."


Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/14/2006 3:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Been jinxed since the beginning of time lil one
Things always happen in 3's
Sobbed so much last night you would not have understood a word I said
All has caught up with me last couple of days as you know
Mom everything
I am glad you called I saw something am not sure if it was about your uni or what on Cnn'I am so glad you are safe
Poor dads head has to be still spinning
he got up after only 4 hrs of sleep to me sobbing and shaking like never before
he has never seen me like that
In fact I cannot remember the last time I was like that
All that talk about death yesterday was too much cannot and willl not do it no more
I am gonna lay bak down and I will yak at ya later 'Love ya with all me heart
Mom out
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   Posted 10/14/2006 4:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Dillon, I like you 'don't sweep under someones feet or they will never marry'. I wish someone had swept under my feet lol

normalsnofun
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   Posted 10/14/2006 7:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Big hugs Mom hope your resting will call you later f you dont call me or get me online
--Michelle

...I dont want the world to see me, 'cause I dont think that they'd understand
When everythings made to be broken, I just want you to know who I am..."
--Goo Goo Dolls

"Those who are different change the world,
Those who are the same keep it that way."


shell67
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   Posted 10/14/2006 8:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, i have a few superstitions, friday the 13th is one, which was my bd, and the day i was born, but.....luckily it wasnt so bad, i did hide some though, had no choice really, i have the worst sight when ihave a migraine.
I hate the ladder thing, no way am i walking under one ;)
I do believe in karma, but i dont think it believes in me......and i sure wish someone would have swept under my feet dillon lol oh.......sheesh i take that back, what would i do without me kids???
My thoughts are with you today lyn, im not sure whats going on, but i know i have been the same way, for a few days now, the sobbing, shaking, cant stop. Im so sorry that you have to go through this, i hope you feel better soon and i luvs ya.......huge hugs for lyn, no one deserves it more than you......
shell
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