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OLD WIVES' TALES

Don't tickle an infants feet;
it will make them stutter when they get old enough to talk.

If a knife drops, a man will come to visit; if a fork drops, a woman will come to visit.

If a picture falls off a wall, it is a sign of death.

If a bird flies in the house; a death is soon to come.

If you eat cabbage you will grow large breasts.

Cure a toothache by spitting into a frog's mouth and
ask it to carry the pain away.

If you dream of muddy water it is a sign of death.

If you dream about a wedding it is a sign of a birth.

If you dream about a snake; you have an enemy.

If your right hand itches, you will receive money; if the left itches, you will get a letter.

If your nose itches, company is coming.

Cross your fingers behind your back for luck; cross them twice for double luck.

Don't go outside with a wet head or you will catch a cold.

Don't look at anything scary while you are pregnant or it will mark your baby.

Don't plant potatoes during the dark part of the moon.

Plant your garden on Good Friday.

Don't plant your garden on Rotten Saturday, the seeds will rot.

More potatoes from slips than anything else.

While pregnant, don't reach higher than your head.

If you sweep under a woman's feet she won't get married.

If you drink coffee it will stunt your growth.

If you cross your eyes they will stay that way.

An apple a day will keep the doctor away.

Hang a dead snake on a fence belly-up for rain.

When the wind is out of the east fish bite the least; when the wind is out of the west fish bite the best.

To keep a cat off your car, put a hat on your hood.

A sneezing cat is a sign of future wealth.

Red sky in the morning, sailors warning. Red sky at night, a sailors delight.

It's bad luck to walk under a ladder, or let a black cat cross your path.

There are two ways of stopping a run of bad luck if you walk under a ladder by accident. Cross your fingers and keep them crossed until you see a dog, or spit on your shoe and let it dry.

Breaking a mirror bring seven years of bad luck.

If you open a pocket knife, then you be the one to close it or bad luck will follow.

If you sew anything on Sunday; when you get to heaven you will have to pick the stitches out with your nose.

Hanging a dead wolf on a fence will warn the other wolves to stay away. (You remember that ladies)

Throw salt over the shoulder to dispell bad luck?

An acorn at the window will keep lightning out.

If the palm of your right hand itches it means you will soon be getting money.

If the palm of your left hand itches it means you will soon be paying out money.

You must get out of bed on the same side that you get in or you will have bad luck.

When a bell rings, a new angel has received his wings.

If you blow out all the candles on your birthday cake with the first puff you will get your wish.

If a black cat walks towards you, it brings good fortune, but if it walks away, it takes the good luck with it.

It's good luck to find a four-leaf clover.

It's bad luck to pick up a coin if it's tails side up. Good luck comes if it's heads up.

To insure good fortune for your baby throughout life,
be sure that his first gift is a silver coin.
Place it yourself into the child's hand.
If the child drops it, she/he will have difficulty holding onto
money throughout life. (Conversely, if the child grasps it tightly;
she/he will be fortunate with money.) Be sure to remove the coin
from the baby's grasp and carefully save it as the baby's personal amulet.

Don't step on a crack on a sidewalk or walkway. You'll break your Mothers' back.

If you spill pepper you will have a serious argument with your best friend.

A rabbit's foot will bring luck and protect the owner from evil spirits if carried in the pocket.

A rainbow in the Eastern sky, The morrow will be fine and dry. A rainbow in the West that gleams, Rain tomorrow falls in streams.

A horseshoe, hung above the doorway, will bring good luck to a home.

If you sing before seven, you will cry before eleven.

All wishes on shooting stars come true.

Lightning never strikes twice in the same place.

You can tell what kind of husband a man will make by the way he treats his mother.

It's bad luck to open an umbrella inside the house, especially if you put it over your head.

If you make a wish while throwing a coin into a well or fountain, the wish will come true.If you tell someone your wish, it won't come true.

Two people pull apart the dried breastbone of a chicken or turkey until it cracks and breaks, each one making a wish while doing so. The person who gets the long half of the wishbone will have his/her wish come true.

To predict the sex of a baby: Suspend a wedding band held by a piece of thread over the palm of the pregnant girl. If the ring swings in an oval or circular motion the baby will be a girl. If the ring swings in a straight line the baby will be a boy.

Cure leprosy and the plague by swallowing a spider rolled in butter.(sure!)"



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