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#1 Bridget

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Posted 12 October 2004 - 03:20 PM

When we were kids, my dad claimed he could tell how many kids we were going to have. He had learned it from his relatives.

So here's what he used to do:

He would tie a string on a pencil and hold it over the underside of our wrist. He would hold it very still and it would start to move in either a rotating pattern or a straight back and forth pattern. If the pencil went in a rotating pattern it meant you were going to have a girl. Straigh back and forth it meant a boy. And the pencil would stop after each rotation, then start up again and that meant the second kid, third kid, etc.. I can't remember what his predictions were for all of us and if they came true.

We used to love to get him to do this to us all the time!

I have tried it myself to my stepdaughter, trying to hold the pencil really still. Kind of like holding an Ouija planchette, you are very still. And it's true, it either starts swinging wildly back and forth, slowly at first and then faster and then stop, or rotating around turning into bigger rotaions wildly and then stop.

Anybody ever heard of anything like this?
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Posted 12 October 2004 - 03:22 PM

*snickers* no I haven't, I wish I did though :huh:

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Posted 12 October 2004 - 03:22 PM

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Posted 12 October 2004 - 03:24 PM

So Moon, what origin do you think this is?

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Posted 12 October 2004 - 03:32 PM

Yes I have heard of it Bridget. I did it with all my kids and it was right on the money all the time!
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Posted 12 October 2004 - 03:36 PM

thats true moon...i have heard of this method...this is the 1st time i heard of it telling how many children you would have but i've heard of it telling the sex of a child.
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Posted 12 October 2004 - 03:38 PM

Mine was just for the sex of the child not how many................of course we did not know about the determining of how many so we just did the sex.
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Posted 12 October 2004 - 03:38 PM

Wow SueSmith! Where did you learn it? From you parents or grandparents? What heritage are they?

Too cool!

Well it was the stopping and starting up again that could tell how many kids. The pencil would rest, then start up again!


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Posted 12 October 2004 - 05:36 PM

Actually my parents do not believe stuff like this. It happened with some girlfriends at work. BUT my husbands side of the family (Cherokee Indian) believed in stuff like this and they would also put their hands on my big ol belly and tell me what I was having.
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Posted 12 October 2004 - 06:28 PM

I heard about using a wedding band to do it, but never heard of any of it till I was at my current job which I started 6 years ago
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Posted 12 October 2004 - 08:22 PM

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Posted 12 October 2004 - 08:46 PM

I've heard of that before, but not for how many, just to determine sex. I never knew anyone that it worked on!! Susmith, that's awesome!!!
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