I Like Old Wife's Tales

A wise old person once told me….. 68 People

    An Old Wife's Tale Can Keep You Warm

      Hello! Last fall I knew it was going to be a long cold winter because of an old  wife's tale. Which is - if evergreen trees produce lots of cones and drop them early it will be a long cold winter. So I made sure I had lots of firewood. Cheers!
    Nanoose Nanoose
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Feb 7, 2008

    Butter and New Pets:

    I was once told that when ever you get a new puppy or kitten - before you let it outside for the first time you should rub butter on the bottom of it’s paws. Supposedly if the new pet goes too far it will find it’s way back because of the butter. Cheers!  
    Nanoose Nanoose
    61-65, M
    1 Response Apr 29, 2008

    Raised On "Old Wives Tales"

    I'm old enough to be able to say I was raised on old wives tales. My mother, grandmothers, aunts, and even uncles were firm believers of these tried and true sayings. One in particular that sparked a family feud was the tale of "if you're eating fish don't drink milk or you...
    loyd loyd
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Apr 29, 2008

    My Mom Lived By ..and Believed In Them

    Mom had a tale for everything ..drop a knife , someone is talking about you. When a cat closes both eyes..a cute blink..he is kissing you.Laugh in the morning and you'll cry at night.
    wiseowl wiseowl
    61-65, F
    3 Responses Apr 29, 2008

    Just Say No.

    It's bad luck to light three cigarettes off the same match.
    Honeybrew Honeybrew
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 4, 2009
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