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new years traditions/old wives tales

Hummingbird

Posted 5:06 pm, 01/01/2010

Maybe we washed away the Gowilkes family, Sassy.

smalltownman

Posted 5:03 pm, 01/01/2010

Y'all will know better next year.

Hummingbird

Posted 4:49 pm, 01/01/2010

Dang you Smalltown....why didn't you tell me I wasn't suppose to wash bedding on New Years? Guess I better put a different set of sheets on the bed.

sassymamax2

Posted 4:47 pm, 01/01/2010

"We were taught to NEVER wash any type of clothing or bedding on New Year's lest you wash away part of the family."

Uh oh...I've been washing clothes all day!!! Maybe I've washed away the bad part of the family :)


Bestill

Posted 4:46 pm, 01/01/2010

My brother phoned and wished me a Happy Circumcision Day. We are such Vatican II Casualties! What a gruesome childhood we had.

At A Crossroad

Posted 4:38 pm, 01/01/2010

well we were always told that what ever you are doing at midnight is what you will be doing all year

smalltownman

Posted 1:54 pm, 01/01/2010

We were taught to NEVER wash any type of clothing or bedding on New Year's lest you wash away part of the family.

At midnight New Year's Eve, or when you get up New Year's Day, open the back door to let the Old Year out, then open the front door to welcome the New Year in.

The first visitor to your home should be a dark haired member of the oppsite sex and they should bring in a sprig of evergreen to symbolize life.

In the South, New Year's dinner consists of: blackeyed peas, hog jowl, and collard greens. The greens represent wealth, the peas represent health, and the hog jowls to season everything with.

curiousquestioner

Posted 1:10 am, 01/01/2010

what traditions or old wives tales do you believe in or follow for the beginning of the new year? one i can remember mom telling me that you're not suppose to wash clothes on new years day because you will be cleaning up your life all year...and ive heard alot of people saying you are suppose to eat certain food on the first day of the year. im just curious to see what other do...~HAPPY NEW YEAR~

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