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The Wisdom Of Barnyard Bruke: "Other Say'ns and Superstitions"

Greetings ta ever one in western Illinois and all readers of The Quill.

Here we are into October already and into the thick of harvest. Most of the corn and bean yields are reported as good and better then expected. There have been a few disappointments but fer the most part they are decidedly in the minority.

I'm a hope'n ever one is careful as they travel the rural roads. Betwixt the deer and slow move'n large farm equipment those rural roads can present a danger if'n ya aren't careful. One mishap and you've spoiled your day at best.

Last weeks column was written about Sociology, Adages and Say'ns as they related ta lessons reminded of on the "Heritage Trail". They touched on teach'n rural values and beliefs and their importance in pass'n them down across generations.

Well, fer this weeks column I'm pass'n on ta ya other say'ns and superstitions that were used by folk of the land. These also were passed along from generation to generation.

Today we have science based information that has replaced many of these adages. That be'n so, it remains interest'n ta review our ancestor advice as they come ta memory.

So, here ya have a few. They will probably be familiar ta ya especially if'n ya gots a little age under your belt:

Well there ya has it then, some old superstitions and admonitions. Take em fer what they are worth.

Hope'n to see ya in church this week,

Wherever ya is, whatever ya be a do'n "BE A GOOD ONE!"

Keep on Smile'n

Catch Ya Later