Old Time Superstitions
by M.P. Pellicer | Stranger Than Fiction Stories
Superstitions come in many forms for different people, but some take it more seriously than others.
At the turn of the century progress was in the air, but those customs that could bring you good fortune and ill as well could not be forgotten.
Actors were known to be the most cautious. They wouldn't whistle or kill a spider in the dressing room. Directors wouldn't start a movie or a journey on Friday the 13th.
Those in the Low Country believed that if someone puts the shape of a coffin made of string in front of the door, someone in the house would die. A dog howling underneath a window at night forewarned of the same event.
If you were going to brag then knock on wood or underneath a table if it's made of that material.
If you had hairy arms you would be rich. Hairs on the legs meant that you would be raising pigs. Tea leaves in a cup of tea meant visitors would soon arrive.
A verse about sneezing:
Other superstitions were:
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Stranger Than Fiction Stories by M.P. Pellicer