By Kenneth W. Davis, Everett A. Gillis, Teel Sale
Thanks to Kenneth W. Davis and Everett A. Gillis, these darkish days at the moment are at an finish. no matter if you would like recommendation at the moon and stars; climate; water witching; planting and turning out to be; worms, frogs, roosters, crickets and different critters; garments; or love, marriage, domestic and kin, it’s all right here during this convenient little compendium.
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David Hurt, Lubbock If one looks in a well at twelve o'clock noon, one will see his future mate. Maude Barker, Gilliland Some East Texans believe that if you put an axe under the bed it will act as a contraceptive. Gardis Weidman, San Antonio Page 45 If a girl will sleep on a piece of wedding cake, she will dream of the one she will marry. Kay Lanceley, Big Spring If you want to find out who you are going to marry, place a pulley bone over the door; the first person to come under it will be the one.
Phillip Egger, Brownwood Pass a new baby three times around a table leg to bring it good luck. Jenny Lowell, Georgetown Page 52 If a bride wants to be happy, she should step over the church still with her right foot. Frances Walzek, Walburg Shake the tablecloth out of doors after sunset and you will never marry. Mrs. C. P. Davis, Lubbock In every marriage, each person has a job. One makes the living, and the other one makes the living worthwhile. H. M. Gathling, San Antonio Never bring an axe into the house.
Alma Taylor, Wellman If you can get in the exact center of a whirlwind as tall as your house, you will see the devil. Stella Davis, Granger Sheet lightning is a sign of wind. Mildred Shelton, Borger When a pregnant sow runs around with a stick in her mouth, there will be a blue norther. A granny lady knows why this is true: the pregnant sow with the stick is building a nest to protect her babies from the cold. Mrs. C. P. Davis, Lubbock Because heat expands all bodies, the days in summer are longer than those in winter.
Black Cats, Hoot Owls, and Water Witches: Beliefs, Superstitions, and Sayings from Texas by Kenneth W. Davis, Everett A. Gillis, Teel Sale