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From: "Glynis Turner" <>
Subject: Non Gen Inheritance - Folk Tradition
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2000 15:16:14 +1100
How many quirks / traditions have we inherited from our various ancestors?
I just wrote " fingers crossed" and started wondering - wandering off track
I know that the taboo of not putting shoes PARTICULARLY new shoes on the
table has come from my Australian born but pure Welsh grandmother.
The ideas of New Year ; first footing etc comes from my Scots heritage.
Where from comes :
Tossing spilt salt over the shoulder?
Crossing fingers for luck / when telling lies as a child?
How many other inherited traditions do we use without thinking ?
(or believing - but follow anyway)
Are they particular to one area of UK or another?
I do hope I don't offend by going too far from pedigree-type family history
(A hybred of Scots / Welsh / English / Irish)
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