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08 September 2005

Equal Time..


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kay, since yesterday's blog was all about bad luck, I thought I would give equal time to Good Luck... to even things out.


Good Luck: Fingers Crossed - By making the sign of the Christian faith with our fingers, evil spirits would be prevented from destroying our chances of good fortune.

Good Luck: Knock on Wood - It was believed that good spirits lived in trees, and that by knocking on anything made from wood, we could call upon these spirits for protection against misfortune.

Good Luck: Saying God Bless You When Somebody Sneezes. When the great plague swept Europe., sufferers began sneezing violently which was a sign of death. The Pope therefore passed a law requiring people to bless the sneezer. At the same time, it was expected that anybody sneezing would cover their mouth with a cloth or their hand. This was obviously to stop the spreading of the disease, but many believed that it was to keep the soul intact. Sneezing 'into the air' would allow the soul to escape and death would be imminent. Up until this time, the opposite was true. Those who sneezed were congratulated, as it was believed that a violent sneeze would expel evil from their bodies.

Good Luck: Reading the Not So Normal News naked 7 times a day. (This one really works!)

Good Luck: A robin flying into the house

Good Luck: Sneezing 3 times before breakfast

Good Luck: Meeting 3 sheep

Good Luck: Looking at the new moon over your right shoulder

Good Luck: A 4-leaf clover

Good Luck: Spilling wine while proposing a toast

Good Luck: Putting a dress on inside out

Good Luck: 9 peas in a pea pod

Good Luck: Hearing crickets singing

Good Luck: Picking up a pin

Good Luck: Dropping a glove

Good Luck: A horseshoe

Good Luck: Peacock feathers

Good Luck: Cutting your hair during a storm

Good Luck: Sleeping facing south

Good Luck: White heather

Good Luck: Picking up a pencil in the street

Good Luck: Breaking clear and uncolored glass

Good Luck: Walking in the rain

Good Luck: Sleeping on un-ironed sheets (I must be filled with all kinds of good luck then)

Good Luck: Avoiding cracks in the sidewalk

Good Luck: An itch on the top of your head

Good Luck: Scissors hanging an a hook

Good Luck: A ladybug on you

Good Luck: Carrying an acorn on your person will ensure good luck & longevity!

Good Luck: To find a four-leaf clover means immense good luck, so keep it safe, if you lose it

Good Luck: To pick up a piece of coal that has fallen in your path.

Good Luck : To have one's garments caught up by a bush or briar when out walking is a promise of good luck, involving monetary gain.

Good Luck: New enterprises will be fortunate if begun at the time of the new moon.

Good Luck: If by chance you meet the same person twice when you are out on business. It is even luckier if you encounter him once when you are setting out and again when you are returning.
Good Luck: Dolphins swimming nearby a ship

Good Luck: A naked woman on board a boat is said to calm the seas. (Honest, I'm not making these up)

Good Luck: Golfers can have a successful day on the course if they start their round with odd numbered clubs and don't use balls with numbers higher than 4

Good Luck: To set out for golfing on a rainy day

See a penny, heads up, pick it up; all day long you will have good luck.

Observations and Questions
Yes, you know the question already... do you do anything for good luck? Does it work?

Birth Announcements and Death Notices

Born today in 1841, Anton Dvorak, Nelahozeves, Czech, composer, (New World Symphony) and another musician in our ancient death notices... In 1991, Alex North, music composer (Spartacus), dies at 80 of cancer.

Gentle Reminder of the Day

C'mon now, get yours in before I run out of room!

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