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9/30/09 11:02 A

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Maybe I should throw a few pennies on the ground. I can use the LUCK AND the EXERCISE.

My name is Jeanne (pronounced Jean ee); I live in eastern Washington State.


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9/28/09 7:00 P

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Picking up pennies has got to count as exercise. They can be hard to get off the ground sometimes

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9/28/09 6:36 P

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I heard that rhyme about a penny...but a penny is hardly worth bending for these days. Does it count as exercise when you pick it up?

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9/28/09 8:57 A

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If i see a safety pin on the ground i have to pick it up, there was a rhyme i remember- See a pin and pick it up and all the day you'll have good luck.

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9/27/09 10:58 P

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I've heard that rain is considered good luck. It is good luck to move on a rainy day, as well as marry.-if that is what you believe.

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9/27/09 6:20 P

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I went to my niece's wedding yesterday, and someone told me that if it rains on your wedding day, you will always prosper in many different ways.

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9/27/09 4:22 P

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Wow, great answers. I try not to be superstitious but the other day my husband and I were leaving a restaurant and I saw a penny laying with tails up. My husband started to pick it up and I told him to leave it laying. I did not want bad luck following us.
My dad use to wear a cap. While he was driving, if a black cat ran across is path, he would turn his cap around backwards to ward off any evil.

One that I do not do just in case is wash clothes on New Year's Day. It is said that those whose clothes you wash may die before the end of the year.



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9/27/09 4:11 P

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As a child there were many superstitions which the older folks kept such as some you have mentioned BUT since I came to the understanding that GOD did not give us a spirit of fear, I'm not at all superstitious but just trust in HIM.
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Jewish people are very superstitious. One of the many superstitions:
When sitting "shiver"-which is the week of mourning when people come and visit you, people bring food to your home. After a while, you have tons of food. You cannot give away that food, as the superstition is that you are packing up and sending the grief to someone else.
Do not give away shoes of a dead person to someone you know. Otherwise, that person is walking in a dead man's shoes and something bad will happen to them.
Another crazy one: When you leave you house, and let's say you get to your car and you realize you forgot something, you should not reenter your home right away, because when you open your door immediately after leaving, you let the "evil" spirits in.
My grandmother, Jewish, was very superstitious. A common thing among older or religious Jews.

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9/23/09 7:42 P

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Wow, if that happened to me, I wouldn't pick up pennies either!

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9/23/09 1:54 P

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I don't pick up pennies. Last time I did I was in a car wreck that totaled my car.

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9/22/09 9:59 P

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I don't think I'm really superstitious, but I won't walk under ladders just for safety sake.

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9/22/09 5:40 P

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I can't think of anything I am superstitious about, but do have a lot of faith in instinct or "gut feeling".

Jean
PS - my gut feeling was something didn't look right and sure enouth spellcheck found it for me!

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9/22/09 9:09 A

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That superstition I like, LAINYE. Will think of it now everytime I pick up a penny.

I don't think I'm really superstitious, but do remember my Mom would avoid black cats walking in front of her.

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9/22/09 9:05 A

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I always pick up pennies, and then say hello to my mom and dad who are both gone. Someone told me once that finding a penny means they are thinking of you.


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9/21/09 10:53 P

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The only superstition I have is I won't pick up a penny tails up. It is from my childhood when I did pick one up and had bad things happen all day, and of course I blamed it on the penny. But, I still can't pick up a tails up penny.

I did read once that people who won't pick them up should reconsider and think of what the penny says "In God we Trust".

I walk under ladders, don't pour salt over my shoulder, etc.

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Yes I have to admit I am a little supstitious.
I won't walk under a ladder.
If I brake something, I will brake 2 more things that I don't care about, because it always comes in 3s.
It is pretty stupid really. LOL. Hugs Rosalyn

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9/21/09 5:38 P

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Interesting. Hmmmm, I do think I'm immune to superstitions. Can't think of any that really catch me.

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Is anyone superstitious? do you think it is unlucky to spill salt or walk under ladders or you that will get 7 years bad luck if you break a mirror.
I like to think that i'm not but if i do spill any salt i find myself throwing a pinch of it over my shoulder just in case!



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