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Thread: Myths, Wives tales, Superstitions, and the Like

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    I hear a lot of things that may or may not be true.
    Some are funny and some aren't so funny.

    I have heard that if you see a lot of frogs on the road it's going to rain. I have seen that and it did rain.

    I have heard wooley caterpillars, brown and black, normal winter.
    Blond look out it will be bad.
    I see black and brown a lot. Winter seems the usual.
    I have seen both in the same year and seems the weather was a bit different.
    Blond I saw this year.....?

    I also heard something about putting single onion layers on your window seal to see how much rain you will be getting.
    You lay one out for each day of the month.
    The ones with water will be the days you get rain.

    How about you?
    What's your tale?

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    No tales, but I laughed at the onion trick! Wonder how the room smells!

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    I don't know but you leave them sit over night!

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    An old Indian one says if you have spiders near your ceilings in the fall, you will have lots of snow and rain during the winter.

    It's true too. Well, not the snow part down here in FL.

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    when i lived in north carolina, that was close to wanchese, on the outer bankds, they said if the spiders built a web over the grass that we were in for a nor easter, now i did not have a camera then, but i will tell you that the spiders built these funnel webs, and darn if we did not have bad weather, and the when i lived/moved to marshalburg(look up the ponies schakleford/or carrot island) island) /ottway it was just 4 miles from harkers island (with is down east from beaufort north carolina), bonnie the hurricane came over us 5 times, back and forth.
    is anyone familiar with the term, i have been mommicked?
    very much a nc term
    just wondering

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    jan in palatka

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


    Weather predicitions for the coming quarter are based on the day before, the day of and the day after the change of season

    Example -- Spring to Summer

    If June 20th was wet, then the first month, will be wet.
    If June 21st was clear and warm, the 2nd month.
    If June 22nd was extremely hot, then ... you got the idea!

    Likewise for the rest of the 1/4's.

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    My stepmother had a few good ones.

    If you drop a fork, company's coming. A knife, it will be a man, a spoon, a woman.

    If you hit your mother, your hand will stick out of your grave.

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    A wive's tale that I heard while pregnant:

    If the mom-to-be has a lot of heartburn, then she will have a curly haired child.

    I do have a curly haired child, and I did get some heartburn in the last trimester, but I also was married to a curly-haired man, so don't know if I can put any stock in the old wives' tale.

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    ptquilts, is that because she didn't dig the hole deep enough?

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    if there were bubbles when we poured tea into your tea cup, my MIL used to scoop them up with a spoon and eat them. If you did, you were supposed to have money coming your way.

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