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> More Mammy Superstitions, new shoes on the table, never!
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post 29th Jun 2005, 01:45am
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don't put new shoes on the table, and don't put the umbrella up in the house, or all sorts of misfortune will come your way rolleyes.gif
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post 8th Jan 2006, 01:44am
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To this day I never put shoes on the table,Bad Luck, and you will never go anyplace,that's what my Granny always told us ohmy.gif


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post 8th Jan 2006, 06:13am
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I will never put shoes on the table or put an umbrella up in the house. Another thing, never pick up a glove you have dropped, let someone else do it and don't say thank you. Don't know why, but my granny said so!
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post 8th Jan 2006, 01:35pm
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if you tell a lie youll go too the bad fire break amirror 7years bad luck dont walk under a ladder if your jumper was on inside out or outside in to change it back you had to turn around whilst doing it laugh.gif


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post 10th Jan 2006, 02:45pm
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my ma always tells me to keep sleep money......still canny work that one oot laugh.gif


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post 16th Oct 2007, 07:37pm
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My nana use to tell me never give anyone salt over the doorstep as it was bad luck.
she also thought elephants were bad luck to have in the house aswell as peacock feathers. rolleyes.gif
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post 16th Oct 2007, 10:22pm
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My mum is very superstitious. She never buys any clothes in green as she considers it an unlucky colour to wear. Crossed knives, a fight, crossed teaspoons, a christening. Never open an umbrella in the house, or put shoes on the table, even if they are still in the box, these are considered unlucky. If you spill salt/sugar, bad luck, throw some over your shoulder. rolleyes.gif

It seems a lot of our mums had the same superstitions.

I couldn't care less about any of them, as I am not superstitious. laugh.gif


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post 17th Oct 2007, 12:13pm
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My mother told me the same stories re shoes, salt, ladder, etc., she also said never spin and hanger (clothes hanger).......
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post 17th Oct 2007, 12:21pm
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My wee Nana insisted on burning her nail clippings in case a witch got hold of them! Yes I come from a strange lot!!!


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post 17th Oct 2007, 11:37pm
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Another one of my nana's was never sleep in your bed with your feet pointing to the door
as that's the way they carry you out when you snuff it.
Knife on the floor means man at the door (meaning the polis) if you drop a knife on the floor stand on it first before you pick it up. rolleyes.gif
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post 18th Oct 2007, 12:01am
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thats funny laugh.gif laugh.gif
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post 18th Oct 2007, 12:18am
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If you give someone a purse or wallet, you put a coin in it

Find a penny, pick it up. All day long you'll have good luck

Never buy pearls for yourself, it's bad luck

First footing should be tall and dark haired, with a piece of coal and cake

This goes back to the Vikings, when a blond-haired stranger arriving in the middle of the night at Scottish door was not usually lucky, the coal was to keep you warm and the cake to fill your belly.

My Gran would read the tea leafs for us but told us all the same thing we would meet a tall dark and handsome man, well a got the dark and handsome but not the tall wub.gif
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post 18th Oct 2007, 02:08am
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My nana always said if you drop a knife on the floor a handsome man was coming to call, no mention of the police.
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post 18th Oct 2007, 03:22am
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Celtchik, my Dad always said that too about never facing your feet towards the bedroom door. To this day I always face the beds away from the door.
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post 18th Oct 2007, 04:37am
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My Mum moved my bedroom furniture one day and the bed end was facing the door , my Dad shifted it back again as he wouldnt have your feet facing the door as it was the way they would carry you out.Later in life when I was training to be a nurse I was always told not to take a patient in bed out the door feet first, always take the head first so thay would come back.It was okay to bring them back to the ward feet first though and for the unfortunate ones , the feet end always did go out the door first.


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