This woman was superstitious. She had selective superstitions! Of course, none of them involved cats. I've seen pictures of one of our cats sleeping in my dresser drawer when I was a baby. So, I know she didn't believe the one about a cat sucking the breath of a sleeping child. I would have been dead a long time ago!
She also believed that when you visited someone, you had to leave from the same door you entered. What is that all about?
And if a clock stopped, something bad was going to happen. Like the time she made my Dad cancel a business trip because the kitchen clock magically stopped ticking. It didn't matter that it stopped ticking because it needed to be wound!
I'm sure her twin had the same superstitions because after all, twins think alike - especially on silly stuff like throwing salt over your shoulder or having an itch means company is coming!
I wonder if I should be superstitious about my forehead showing in the picture. I don't think my forehead has seen the light of day in years. Could that have a deep meaning? Or is it that I hate my cowlick?
She wouldn't open an umbrella in the house. Who needs to anyway unless you're in my bedroom!
We had bunco last night at Donna's house. We had a sub. We told her she would win something because the subs always win. Yep, we were right. Add that to the superstitions list - Bunco subs always win a prize.
If you want to see some of the common superstitions, check out this list! Are there any that you believe?
I hope my palms itch today as I'm eating fish and avoiding smelling dandelions!