Random Wives' Tales

They say if you have a child who has the colic, you should take the child to a graveyard and jump over someones grave.  It will “cure” the child.

There are supposedly people who have to power to “buy” warts from you for a penny.

The last to leave a graveyard after a funeral is destined to be the next to die.

If you open a Bible in a room, you will be protected from evil spirits and ghosts.

If you eat cabbage on New Year’s Day, you will have money through the year.

If you swallow gum, it will not pass for 7 years.

If a bird flies into your house and it doesn’t go out the same way it came in, someone who lives there will die soon.

Dreaming of someone being born is a sign that someone will die soon.

Dreaming that someone has died is a sign that a brith will soon take place in the family.

2 thoughts on “Random Wives' Tales

  • June 10, 2009 at 10:55 am

    I had totally forgotten about the gum one! I remember folks saying that one when I was little. Love all these-makes you wonder just who came up with them.

  • June 10, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    I’ve also heard that there are some people that can blow in a baby’s mouth if it has the thrush, I beleive it is called, and it will cure it. Even though I don’t believe in the gum one, I still won’t swallow it. I have a mental block about it.. Absolutely will no swallow gum!

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