[Loch-Ruadh] Word of the Day, March 16-17, 2002

Cait O'Hara lady_cait at lycos.com
Sun Mar 17 06:23:45 PST 2002

It is unlucky for a traveler on Monday morning to meet a man with shloof, or flat feet, but mischief may be averted by returning home, eating and drinking, and starting afresh on one’s way.
-- William Henderson’s Folk-lore of the Northern Counties of England, 1879

Feast Day of St. Gertrude of Nivelles
Troubled travelers prayed to this seventh-century saint as did newly deceased souls, whom, it was believed in medieval times, she shepherded on their three-day voyage “to the next world.”  A list of things “evil for the heart” from the Shepherds’ Kalender (1604) included “beans, peas, leeks, garlic, onions… too much business, [and] travel.”

Never meddle in the affairs of dragons;
For you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.
-- Acacia

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