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Old Wives Tale

Posted by on Dec. 31, 2012 at 8:51 PM
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The "Old Wives Tale" that the women in my family have always lived by is that you aren't supposed to do laundry on New Years Day because it brings bad luck.  No laundry tomorrow for me!!!

Do you have anything you do or won't do on New Year's Day due to a family tradition?

by on Dec. 31, 2012 at 8:51 PM
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TonyaO
by on Dec. 31, 2012 at 8:52 PM
My ex mil has to eat black eyes peas every year on NYE for good luck in the coming year
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bennymommy3
by on Dec. 31, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Ahh yes my grandmother did that!!!  Brought back memores!  Thank you!

Quoting TonyaO:

My ex mil has to eat black eyes peas every year on NYE for good luck in the coming year


Holztastic
by on Dec. 31, 2012 at 8:55 PM

We eat black eyed peas and stewed tomatoes on New Year's Day. Our Christmas tree has to be down by December 31st, and we don't put up our calendar until January 1st.

mikesmom65270
by Bronze Member on Dec. 31, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Not really, however a few years ago decided we would do Hoppin' John (rice and black-eyed peas) on New Year's Day, always with cornbread and collards.  Actually that is also a meal we eat at other times during the year.

JulyBabies
by Platinum Member on Dec. 31, 2012 at 9:02 PM

We eat lentils on New Years Day, they resemble tiny coins so are symbolic of good luck and prosperity.

frndlyfn
by Emerald Member on Dec. 31, 2012 at 9:02 PM

We usually have a pork roast or kielbasa with sauerkraut to bring good luck.


deloit
by on Dec. 31, 2012 at 9:03 PM
i do the greens,blackeyed peas,hog jowl and cornbread every new years day.
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