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Superstitions
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DeadCarp    Posted 04-15-2003 at 19:08:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Anybody have superstitions? If my grandad were here tonite, he'd say the signs are bad for America this summer: It's almost tax nite deadline and we're about to get our first thunderstorm of the year. Me? I'd say the signs are excellent that we're about to get some much-needed rain. Okay ma, time for my east chair so pull the plug! :)


Jimbob    Posted 04-17-2003 at 15:48:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am superstitous of the 'a big city'- Keep away.


Gyp-Wy    Posted 04-16-2003 at 13:23:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bet you have never heard of this one: I always put my left shoe/boot on first!! Don't know when it started but I just can't break that habit, believe me I have tried. It does not matter which sock is first or how I take my shoes/boots off it is just putting them on. Any comments??


Maggie/TX    Posted 04-16-2003 at 11:16:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
My Mother taught me that when you move into a new home the first things you bring into that home should be bread and salt. If you do this, it's supposed to insure you will never go hungry in this place. It's supposed to be a German superstition.


Ron,Ar    Posted 04-16-2003 at 14:42:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
First thing I take to a new home are the 2 basic necessities, boat and coffepot.Everything else is trivial.


Red Dave    Posted 04-16-2003 at 09:26:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
No superstitions here. I'll pick up a penny, heads up or tails up, but that's because I'm cheap. Has nothing to do with superstitions.


Corey    Posted 04-16-2003 at 07:46:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Everything has a history and supperstition does too, most of them come from ancient paganism and occultism, like "knock on wood" that origionaly started from the belief that there were demon gods of the woods and so to stay on their good side one would knock on the tree (wood) and even embrace the tree to encure the good fortune of these spirits.


Jim(MO)    Posted 04-16-2003 at 07:32:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Twist one of the suspenders on your bibs and you won't get hit by lightneng. Works for me, so far!!


Mac/MS    Posted 04-16-2003 at 07:19:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Had a greatuncle that when he came to visit whatever door he came in first would be the door he left by. Even if he were already outside when he got ready to leave he would go back inside to go out the same door he came in.


DONNA IN WV    Posted 04-16-2003 at 14:46:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
grandma had same superstition said you had to lead the spirits out the same door they came in our they wouldn't leave


Tom A    Posted 04-16-2003 at 02:41:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My Mom's family in Germany was very superstitious, so I heard many while growing up. Not sure how many I really believe in, but

Killing a spider inside your house is very bad luck; either take it outside, or let it live but never ever kill one in your house.

Eat saurkraut at News Year dinner for good luck through the year (probably started cuz that was the only thing they reliably had!!)

then there's all the "standard" ones like pick up pennies, don't break mirrors etc.

Tom A


DeadCarp - pennies    Posted 04-16-2003 at 06:37:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
When the wife finds a penny she looks at it first - if it's heads up that's good luck so she'll take it along. Otherwise she leaves it lay. I reminded her if everbody did that there's be a lucky penny shortage. She replied that's why everybody doesn't do that. :) I'm glad she doesn't feel that way about diapers or something --
Oh, and then she's convinced that leaves make the wind blow. I guess they flop aroumnd like little oars and stir it up. Wimmenfolks! I ain't gonna ask her how serious she is - you ask her. :)




I ain't gonna ask her...    Posted 04-16-2003 at 12:15:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
been married long enough to know ya can't figger 'em out, so just listen, smile, and nod.
"Yes ma'am, I didn't know that." ;-)

Tom


Cindi    Posted 04-16-2003 at 00:02:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
I can't think of a single superstition that I really beleive in. The ladder, the black cat across the path, the broken mirror, etc. I've also heard that you should never take a broom with you when you move. Buy a new one for the new house for good luck. Have no horseshoes hanging over the door, just a shotgun. Kind of makes it's own luck, that one does. A few others...never put shoes on the table, or look a cat directly in the eye, or rock an empty rocking chair.


Sid    Posted 04-15-2003 at 22:01:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Have you ever heard the one that if it rains Easter Sunday it will rain the next seven sundays?


Tim    Posted 04-16-2003 at 00:49:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Can we pick and choose? I like that one, pray for rain on Sunday.


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