Things you didn't do in the house

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dogduke
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Post by dogduke »

Don' tplay in the house with a ball,(or a baloon at Christmas)usually knocked some thing over usually fragile.Not good practice in a crowded back to back
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Geordie-exile
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Post by Geordie-exile »

These aren't just confined to Leeds though are they?But mention of curtains reminded me that people Batley way don't close their curtains. They put them 'on'. Weirdos.
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anthonydna
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Post by anthonydna »

Dont drink the water with your Grandmas teeth in, maybe that was just our house ??

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Post by Brandy »

A really big superstition in our family was 'birds' inside the house(the feathered variety)this even stretchedto Pictures of birds too.
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FLOJO
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Post by FLOJO »

Brandy wrote: A really big superstition in our family was 'birds' inside the house(the feathered variety)this even stretchedto Pictures of birds too. My mother would not have anything in the house with a Peacock picture on it, also don't cross on the stairs sign of bad luck.
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FLOJO wrote: Brandy wrote: A really big superstition in our family was 'birds' inside the house(the feathered variety)this even stretchedto Pictures of birds too. My mother would not have anything in the house with a Peacock picture on it, also don't cross on the stairs sign of bad luck. As I was going up the stairI met a man who wasn't thereHe wasn't there again todayI wish that he would go away!Spooky
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Si
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Post by Si »

Don't run whilst carrying scissors. Also, always hand them over handles first. I don't think it's a superstitiuon - just saves cleaning the carpet.    

FLOJO
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Don't throw our rubbish out on New Years Day or you will throw your luck out for the rest of the year, also if you give someone a purse always put a coin in it so it will never be empty.
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Si
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New Year first-foot. Coal, salt and silver.

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Post by Uno Hoo »

Si wrote: New Year first-foot. Coal, salt and silver. Which must be carried by a dark-haired person
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