Baby's Crown of Glory
Posted 03 August 2009 - 07:06 AM
The story goes that when a baby or young child in the family died, if the feather pillow that the infant slept on was opened, inside you would find the feathers swirled to form a small crown....I assume to emulate Christ's crown of thorns. Into this crown of feathers would be woven in a golden thread in the shape of a "C"...and if you pulled the thread out and let it go, it supposedly would snap back into the same shape.
My father also said that this story was not mere legend, but was fact, for he had witnessed the phenomenon himself when one of his aunt's babies died.
Posted 03 August 2009 - 07:57 AM
I have a very hard time believing it is true, though. I do wonder what the effect on modern foam pillows would be if it were true?
"It is proper for you to doubt ... do not go upon report ... do not go upon tradition ... do not go upon hear-say." ~ Buddha
Posted 04 August 2009 - 07:05 AM
Actually, Willow, the links that Justa had supplied in those threads are just exactly what I was talking about, but apparently the phenomenon was not applied merely to children, but adults as well. It was kind of cool to see what my father had been talking about. It apparently was not just an Kentucky thing or an Appalacian thing either, but was further spread.
Thanks for sharing the link to the previous thread.
Posted 04 August 2009 - 06:24 PM
Posted 05 August 2009 - 11:14 AM
This belief came from the mountains in Pennsylvania.
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