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Household Superstitions

If after leaving home you find you have forgotten something, and have to return, be sure to sit down for a moment before
starting out again.

Two bells ringing in a house at the same time foretell a parting.

Spilling salt at table is unlucky unless you take a pinch and throw it over your left shoulder.

To drop a knife accidentally so that the point penetrates the floor and it stands upright is a sign of success.

To break a mirror by accident ensures seven years’ bad luck.

The failing of a picture is a sign of sorrow.

To drop a knife or fork on the floor signifies a visit from a friend; the knife, female; the fork, male.

See a pin and pick it up, all the day you’ll have good luck.

A hairpin found means an invitation.

To wait on old people brings success and riches.

It is very lucky to find a rusty nail. Do not pick it up but reverse the ends.