What are the origins of superstitions regarding
Friday the 13th?
"One author, noting that references are all but nonexistent before 1907 but frequently seen thereafter, has argued that its popularity derives from the publication that year of Thomas W. Lawson's popular novel Friday, the Thirteenth, in which an unscrupulous broker takes advantage of the superstition to create
a Wall Street panic on a Friday the 13th".
Doesn't that scenario
There are Three This Year
A Black Cat Crossing The Path
A bad omen some folks say, but I say
"hogwash" and "balderdash"
A black cat is a great good fortune any witch worth her cauldron will attest. In fact, that misconstrued, slanderous charge
has depressed many worthy felines, I can tell you!
This gentleman long-hair in particular,
whose life amongst your kind has been a spiritual trial,
deserves at least two minutes of compensatory