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MONDAY MUSINGS: Have you ever heard of these southern superstitions?

Superstitions were common in the South. Have you ever heard these?


  • If a bride goes to the altar with salt in her pocket, she will always be happy.

Bride (Library of Congress 1920) (2)Bride Theodore Horydczak (Library of Congress 1920)

  • Make a wish on a red bird before it flies and your wish will come true.
  • Cross your eyes and jump over a ditch at midnight and your eyes will stay crossed forever
  • Wash your hair in the first rain of May, and it will grow faster.
  • Cats playing with their tails means that bad weather isn’t far off.

Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) A novel inspired by the experiences of the Cottingham family who immigrated from the Eastern Shore of Virginia to Bibb County, Alabama

Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) (Paperback)


By (author): Donna R Causey
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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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4 comments

  1. Jeannie Lott

    I had a daddy and 3 uncles who were superstitious and they cracked me up.

  2. Do you have a list of family names in your books? I am interested in many from North Alabama counties.

  3. Olivia Lake

    Brandi Michelle Manning

  4. My gr grandmother was born in Randolph Co and I grew up with these tales. My mother used to call them ” old wives tales” now I think of them often with great fondness.

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