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post #31 of 48
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When we were children we used to play a game as we walked along the pavement trying not to stand on the 'nicks' and we would recite

Stand on a nick
You'll marry a brick
And a fool
Will come to your wedding.

Another one my mother told me is that if your foot itches you are going to walk on strange ground. It often itches but nothing exciting seems to happen, perhaps it is all going to happen at once.
post #32 of 48
I like to say I'm not superstitious, but I won't walk under ladders, and I sometimes will knock on wood lol, so I guess I sorta am!
post #33 of 48
I remember the house we lived in when I was younger had ghosts. I would hear voices and footsteps upstairs and my moms bobbin case fell all over the floor one day as she was walking downstairs. The dog would stand in the back of the basement and bark for hours at what seemed nothing. There were cold spots in the air in the attic and I remember getting a really panicky feeling and running back down. Doors would open and shut. My mom and dad both woke up at different times at night and saw a figure standing at the end of the bed and if she talks about it now, she gets goosebumps all over. They didn't tell each other till we moved out of the house. We called him George.
post #34 of 48
Personally,I love cats,all of them. Black cats are the same as any other cat. My friend has a black cat and she is one of the sweetest I have ever met! I hate that so many homeless blck cats don't find homes just because of superstation.
post #35 of 48
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Originally Posted by Goblin
Dear WillowsMom,

Do you have two brain cells to rub together? Black cat are just that. Black cats. I own 9 all black cats. That is just the color they happened to be. Whatever. I don't concern myself with color, I just accept cats as cats.
Goblin

First off I would like to say........I would NEVER insult you because you have a certain way of thinking. Because your first line says just that. Good I'm glad you own black cats, But I personally don't feel comfortable with them. That is my choice, My opinion, and mine alone. It is something that has been with me since I was a child. (maybe because of always getting scratched by a neighborhood black cat, or maybe because I totaled my first car after ignoring the fact that a black cat crosses my path) But what ever the reason for my dislike/distrust of black cats is my choice and no need to disrespect someone for that choice. as you can tell I didn't make such rude comments to people who own them. that's a person's right to choose. so please don't insult someone for their thoughts on what ever situation is being discussed. I know there are other ways to tell someone you have a different veiw.
post #36 of 48
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Abby that sounds really scary. I choose not believe in ghost for that very reason.
post #37 of 48
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Willows Mom I am so sorry that you are feeling so hurt. I didn't imagine that would happen by starting this thread and I have tried to steer away from the black cats since that happened, like I said they are my very favourite animal but I do recognise that some people are very superstitious about them.I have had a black cat in my house for years and years, cannot imagine being without one. But that is our choice, you and me. Hope you are OK.
post #38 of 48
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Originally Posted by Goblin
Dear Amber and Cilla,

Yes, sometime I just say what I think. I don't sugar coat my words. I was insulted. WillowsMom just told me that she wouldn't enter my home. I am Irish. It is not so much superstition as culture. The Irish are in to hospitality. When I am told that someone will not enter my home because I own black cats, I was Very Insulted.

Come visit me. I have Starbucks coffee or a wide variety of tea and teacups, (Belleck, Royal Albert and Noritake, Coffee cups, StarTrek) I will feed you also, I make a very good homemade, chicken soup, with leeks and turnups, and a mean Madras Curry chicken dish.

Goblin

after further reading the thread, Like Cilla said no intention to insult anyone. I respect all people until they disrespect me. then they will get what they share in return. I was stating my beliefs and my thoughts plain and simple. If I did insult you it was by per accident. and I apologize for that. Just as your beliefs are due to your heritage as are my beliefs due to mine with a combonation of events stated in my pervious post. I have never had good luck around black cats. I also have no good luck what so ever with anything else. Some in this thread said they have a horse shoe hung above their door. Yeah I did too in my two presvious houses. I was evicted from both of them do to MAJOR bad luck. so when I moved into the home I am now living in that horse shoe stayed in the box I packed it in and sits in my storage unit across town. so far in my new home I haven't had any problems, no money problems no job problems and such things that caused me to lose my last two homes. Luck is something I lack so I try what I can to give me what little luck I can get. and avoid all chances of bad luck. once again I'm sorry if my beliefs insult yours. I had no intention of doing that.
post #39 of 48
Willow, just a thought. . .

did you hang the horseshoe w/the open end up, or down? Hanging it down means all the luck runs out!
post #40 of 48
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Originally Posted by Cilla
Willows Mom I am so sorry that you are feeling so hurt. I didn't imagine that would happen by starting this thread and I have tried to steer away from the black cats since that happened, like I said they are my very favourite animal but I do recognise that some people are very superstitious about them.I have had a black cat in my house for years and years, cannot imagine being without one. But that is our choice, you and me. Hope you are OK.

I'm not hurt, just a little upset that someone could respond so rudely to my opinion. but after reading further I understand more of the reason behind the comment and have responded in the way I feel is correct.
post #41 of 48
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Originally Posted by RicaLynn
Willow, just a thought. . .

did you hang the horseshoe w/the open end up, or down? Hanging it down means all the luck runs out!
LOL that is what most think of when they find out about my whole ordeal. But growing up on a farm and growing up with family even more superstitious then I. I learned early on about the luck running out. So yup it was open side up.
post #42 of 48
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Originally Posted by Cilla
When we were children we used to play a game as we walked along the pavement trying not to stand on the 'nicks' and we would recite

Stand on a nick
You'll marry a brick
And a fool
Will come to your wedding.

Another one my mother told me is that if your foot itches you are going to walk on strange ground. It often itches but nothing exciting seems to happen, perhaps it is all going to happen at once.
Our version was: "Step on the crack, you'll break your mother's back." Willow's Mom, I can really understand how you feel about black cats based on your experience(s). I totally distrust black poodles, because I've been bitten by them three times (twice by the same dog). I think we all have "illogical" fears/superstitions/dislikes based on childhood experiences and family opinions, so there should be no problem about owning up to them, even though others might not understand them. They'll seem "weird" or "stupid" to some people, while others can relate to them immediately. We are what we are.
post #43 of 48
Thread Starter 
Has anyone heard the rhyme about magpies and if you are the only one that sees them at the time

One for sorrow
two for joy
three for a letter
four for a boy
five for silver
six for gold
seven for a secret never to be told.

I had an extroadinary experience about the seven for a secret never to be told, too sad to tell you here, but it was so true.
post #44 of 48
Have you people watched this comedy called 'third rock from the sun.?' There was this episode on supersitions. It was funny the person decided to believe in every supersition and acted them all out together, like not stepping on black tiles, no page 13, carrying rabbit foot etc etc all during an interview for a grant.
post #45 of 48
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Did they get the grant
post #46 of 48
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post #47 of 48
that's all I was posting for was to share my thoughts

I apologize for any problems it may have caused.

Yeah did he get the grant?? lol
post #48 of 48
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Originally Posted by Cilla
Did they get the grant
Well, lets just say when the interviewers started talking about the things he mentioned on page 12, he tore off that page and ate it. So the answer would be no. If you should ever catch that episode, you have to watch it.
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