Friday, April 13, 2012


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
and also

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
compassionate witness:


deanna7trees said...

loved the video. it's a lucky day for me.

Karen Wallace said...

I also consider it lucky, as it was once a sacred number. Great video.

jude said...

our anniversary!

Mo Crow said...

thanks Michele, what a great cat clip! and I was only just wondering yesterday (we're a day ahead here in the Land Down Under) where the superstition originated... so many of the things we "know" were invented by advertisers &/or Hollywood... Santa wearing Coca Cola colours is not a coincidence... Walt Disney made propaganda for World War 2... The Curse of the Mummy was invented by the film of the same name... the list goes on... but I still believe in magic, it makes life more interesting!

Nancy said...

We have 3 13th birthdays in my immediate family!!!