During the month of June while on
were quite a few people who emailed me superstitions.My server had a
and these were lost.If you submitted material to this site and don't
it posted,that is why.I would appreciate hearing from you again and
for this problem.
If there is a picture of three
people taken, the person in the
will die first.
Make sauerkraut on the new moon to
have it firm and white.
Kill hogs on the increase of the
moon, or the meat will not
Slaughtering on the full moon
makes meet swell; on the new moon,
Slaughtering on the new moon makes
the meat puffy and hard to
Jun 27 ,2000
If you drop a fork a woman is
coming to see you. If you
a knife a man is coming to see you. If you drop a spoon a child
coming to see you.
I also heard from my grandmother,
"if you have an itchy nose,
means your underwear is dirty."
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2000
Here are a few that my grandmother
used to say :
Never sew on Sunday...or you'll
have to pick the stich out with
Never sweep under one's feet...or
they'll never get married.
When you're nose is
itching...family is coming to visit.
Never wear more than one hat at a
time...or you'll have that many
years bad luck.
Right hand itching means that
you'll shake the hand of a friend
When you're ears are
burning....someone is talking about you.
(Here's how to counteract this--In case
right ear is burning, pinch it. The person who is speaking spitefully
you will immediately bite his or her tongue.--Trish)
Never wear black on a first date
or the relationship will surely
Love your site! A friend
from work sent it to me.
know where you ever found them all. It made me try to think of
that I didn't see listed, but
so far none comes to mind, unless it would be what my grandma (from
Tennessee) used to say when I whistled as a young girl...
"Whistling girls and cackling hens
always come to some bad end!"
I enjoy your site, it's funny and
entertaining. A friend of mine
told me one
"One the date you have your first
snow is how many times it will
snow through out the winter."
Like if it snowed on the 20th day
of a month
you'll get 20 snows. I don't know if this is true or not, I always
count. LOL. Keep up the good work. Until next time, take care.
Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2000
It is bad luck to open an
umberella inside because the circle of
the umberella represents the sun.
Therefore, it is an insult to the
sun because the sun can't reach
inside. Insulting the powerful God of the Sun will surely bring
Thought you should include an old
Welsh supersition, and that is
to never give someone a knife as a present. This is very bad luck and I
think it stems from ancient times.
If you cannot resist, then
the recipient should give you a
penny in return...this breaks the curse. My mother used to say:
If you love me as I love you,
No knife will cut our love in two.
She was mad though.
Also, never use scissors on a
Sunday, as this will cut your
for the week. I have only known Welsh people to beleive this.
An Indian friend from Oklahoma
told me that his father, when a
coming, would take an axe and go to a stump in the woods and split
stump with the axe to split the storm clouds and drive the storm
I have several submissions:
THe first is about brooms:
If a broom falls, company's coming.
The second is about cats:
If your cat washes it's face, company's coming.
The third is a rhyme that I've
known since I was a child, about
One, you'll have sorrow
Two, you'll have joy
THree, get a present
Four, get a boy
Five, receive silver
Six, receive gold
Seven's a secret that's never been told
Eight's a love letter with promises three
Nine is your true love as true as can be.
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2000
My mom and dad told me not to do alot of things because of bad
They are from central Kentucky....Clinton, Co.
Here are a few:
Don't sweep over someone's feet.
Don't tell a bad dream before
breakfast or it will come true.
Don't close a pocket knife that
someone else has opened.
There are more, but I was never
very superstitious, so I don't
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2000
From: Ben Herman
Hi I just ran across your Nice
page about superstitions.
I heard a couple a little bit
different, and if your interested,
I might share them with you.
Mirrors were covered when a death
occurred because the person who
reflection would be the next to die. (because he is so vain as to
about their appearance at a funeral)
The way I heard this one was that
Mirrors were covered because
the soul. (as you mention "To break the glass prevented the
reuniting with the body,bringing it bad luck") So that when someone
the mirrors were covered so that the soul of the *deceased* wouldn't
trapped in the mirror and haunt the house.
The reason why sick people should not see themselves in a mirror,
the mirror in a sick-room is therefore covered up, is also plain;
of sickness, when the soul might take flight so easily, it is
dangerous to project it out of the body by means of the reflection
A dead person's eyes were closed
because he could take someone
with him if they were left open.
Could be.. probably more to the
fact that dead things have an
staring at you. Anyway, the greeks used to cover the eyes
with coins to
pay the boatman. Thus it was convenient to close the eyes
Always remove a dead body from a
house feet first. (that's
so when you run
into things [like door frames] you don't ugly up the face. it's
for carrying any body.)
As long as the funeral bill
remains unpaid, the corpse will not
grave.(yeah, I wonder who made this one up. The IRS used to
say the same thing
but it never caught on)
There's also a great one about
crows (or magpies):
Counting Rhyme (from The Folklore of Birds, by Laura C. Martin,
Hello, I love you site! I
have a broom superstition for
move you are to buy a new broom,never carry the old one with you.
do you are sweeping all your old troubles into your new home. It
it seems to take your vaccume...I guess because of cost? LOL
Hey Miz Trish,
Just thought I'd stop by and visit you again...I've got
superstition for you that's prevalent in my neck of the words...
"If a beekeeper dies, you must go
tell the bees and drape the
in black,otherwise the bees will leave the hives. "
I've heard that this one is true
from many folks up country.
Charlene Woodring wrote:
My grandmother (and her ancestors
for several generations) were
Paintsville, Kentucky. I think this may qualify her for a
Resident. I'd like to share some of her superstitions......
Sing before breakfast and
you cry before you sleep