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#16 jenjen

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 09:57 AM

My grandma told me if I go to sleep with my hair not totally dry, when I wake up I'll be blind. I still don't chance it to this day lol.

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 10:03 AM

Wow, if that really were true I'd be in trouble--I go to sleep with damp hair all the time.

However, I *am* really nearsighted, so maybe there IS some truth to it! :hug:

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 10:17 AM

Wow, if that really were true I'd be in trouble--I go to sleep with damp hair all the time.

However, I *am* really nearsighted, so maybe there IS some truth to it! :hug:

Yikes! Becareful Chestnut!

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 10:22 AM

another one is keep a newborn baby as much in the house as possible until he / she is baptized. By keeping the baby in the house it lessens the chances of evil spirits claiming the soul of the unbaptized baby.

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 08:59 PM

some that I've heard:

If you go outside with wet hair, you'll catch a cold.

If you cross your eyes, they'll stay that way.

If you swallow chewing gun, it will take seven years to digest
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Posted 02 April 2009 - 11:50 PM

There are a lot of wives tales and legends about brooms. Brooms have been used for many many years to purify and cleanse magickal space. My favorite broom tale is that you are never to take a used broom with you when you move....always buy a new broom for the new space because you don't want to take any negative energy you have swept up with the old broom into your new living space. That is one I still practice today. When I move, the broom gets left behind and a new one purchased for my new space.

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 09:22 PM

Hmmm, I have 13 letters in my name...............................should I be concerned???

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 08:35 AM

Midwives used to place a sharp knife under the bed a woman was delivering on - it was believed it would 'cut' the labor pains.

If your ears are ringing, someone is talking about you. If they itch, someone is thinking of you.
If your nose itches, you are going to kiss a fool - but remember, two fools can't kiss!

Never put new shoes on the table or you will have bad luck every time you wear them.
If someone gives you something sharp, like a set of steak knives, you have to give them a penny. That way, you 'purchased' it and won't cut yourself.
If someone gives you a plant, or other living thing, don't say thank you or it will die. Say "I appreciate your kindness." etc.
Whatever the weather is on Palm Sunday, that will be the weather for the next seven Sundays.
When you get a new item of clothing, wear it for the first time to church to ensure good luck when wearing them.
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Posted 08 May 2009 - 08:59 AM

I was obseesed with urban legend in high school,we even formed a group that we have untill now.
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Posted 17 June 2009 - 05:40 PM

If you hear a Lechuza outside your baby's window, the matriach of the house MUST go outside and cuss it out. I'm talking not just one bad word, but "swear like a sailor".

If a broom falls down company is coming.

Salt sprinkled across your door and windows will keep "bad" people out.

Saltwater burn witches when thrown on thier familars.

If a door opens, a ghost just walked in.

You must wear metal (safety pin, broach, etc) on a pregnant belly when you go out at night, or the baby will be born with disabilities.
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Posted 19 June 2009 - 10:19 PM

One that I recall from my grandma is if you drop a butter knife on the floor, company will be coming from the direction the blade is pointing.
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Posted 20 June 2009 - 05:46 PM

Ax, it was a little different in our house - if you drop a knife, the company will be a man. If you drop a spoon, it will be a woman. Drop a fork and a couple or family will visit.
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Posted 20 June 2009 - 06:28 PM

I heard if your palms itch you will be coming into money.

Eating the crust of your sandwich will make your hair curly (for girls) and it will put hair on your chest for boys.

If you cross your eyes and someone hits you on the back, your eyes will be stuck like that.

Touching yourself *down there* will either put hair on your palms or make you go blind.
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Posted 20 June 2009 - 11:08 PM

Touching yourself *down there* will either put hair on your palms or make you go blind.


Also, you might go insane if you are touching yourself in those ways.
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Posted 21 June 2009 - 12:47 AM

Saltwater burn witches when thrown on thier familars.


I find this one rather amusing since, as a witch, I myself use salt water like the Catholics use Holy Water. :hug:
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