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> Glasgow List: Glasgow Customs, Not "Please show me your passport"
Jim D
post 21st Aug 2003, 01:24pm
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The Govan Fair Parade!

No further explanation required to Govanites. tongue.gif

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wee sammy
post 23rd Aug 2003, 02:30am
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What about when someone died they would put white sheets on the windows
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Margaret P
post 23rd Aug 2003, 07:01am
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We always got a new outfit for the first sunday in may and were I worked if you were getting married they dressed you up put you in a wheelbarrow and took you round the streets and into the pubs people put money in the barrow for the bride
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post 23rd Aug 2003, 06:42pm
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You always gave a penny to the giver when you received a gift with a sharp point, like a brooch or scissors. Without the penny, the friendship was broken or soon would be.
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post 31st Aug 2003, 02:47am
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Cannae move fur laughin at that wan bard laugh.gif

Whit aboot blessin yersel as ye went oot the door, did anyone else dae this? biggrin.gif
Ah still tae this day ask ma God tae watch ma hoose if ah leave it fur a while


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post 31st Aug 2003, 01:27pm
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Wee Sammy mentioned covering windows with white sheets when someone died. Some families also covered all of the mirrors in the house. I believe the superstition was that if someone looked in one of the mirrors, they might just see the ghost of the person who'd died.......
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post 31st Aug 2003, 01:44pm
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This is also an Orthodox Jewish custom Tusker, all mirrors are covered in the house for a year after a person dies. On the first anniversary of the death they call it "the unveiling"....where mirrors are uncovered and also the gravestone is put up covered then "unveiled". The custom is to respect the dead and to mourn without vanity.


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post 2nd Sep 2003, 01:17am
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Hoi whit aboot gaun oot the door an whoever yer leavin says "watch yer feet" laugh.gif Ma gran God rest her aye said this, ah dae it masel noo laugh.gif


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post 2nd Sep 2003, 01:21am
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Hoi catherine, That widny a been cos ye hid been oan the sauce wid it. wub.gif biggrin.gif


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post 2nd Sep 2003, 02:11am
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ohmy.gif ...Oh no me sjmac.....Trust me Gran wid huv took the heid aff ma shooders ....{if she'd known} laugh.gif


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post 2nd Sep 2003, 06:00am
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Have read all your posts ,come to me us Glasgow folk are just special folk do you agree biggrin.gif
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post 11th Sep 2003, 12:55am
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QUOTE (Isobel @ 2nd Aug 2003, 02:58 AM)
How about going first footing .After the bells at new years

My Grandmother from Glasgow insisted on a coin from the first foot of the New Year
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wee sammy
post 5th Oct 2003, 03:33pm
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What about when a girl was getting married before the wedding her friends would dress her up and beat on pots and pans and sing songs and make her kiss any men that were passing by
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annie laurie
post 5th Oct 2003, 05:19pm
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Nancy, a piece of cake or bun and a bit of coal as well as the silver,
May you always have food warmth and never be broke, a believe thats how it goes
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post 6th Oct 2003, 03:07am
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When you moved house you never took the salt with you - it was left for the new owner/tenant. We didn't move very often but I do remember I was always sent out to buy salt........and know what? I've done that every time I moved.

Another thing, thought about it today as I was dragging out some winter things, - My Mum said 'always leave some money in the handbag you're putting away an ye'll never be broke!' She was right - I dragged out a couple of black bags and a brown one - I'm CAD$3.98 richer - won't take me far but ahm no broke! biggrin.gif
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