Friday, June 13, 2008

YIKES...It's Friday the 13th!

So, is anyone out there just a little leary of Friday the 13th? I'm not a superstitious type of person however I'm a little more precautious on this day than I typically am....but, today is my boyfriends birthday (the big 45) so it's going to be a good day (hopefully...see there's that ever looming fear that something might happen)! Anyhoo ~ thought I would share some facts about Friday the 13th that I thought were interesting.

  • In French Lick Springs (where in the heck is that), Indiana, a law was once passed requiring all black cats to wear bells.

  • Greek philosophers called '13' an imperfect number.

  • Friday was the common day for people to be hanged and hangmen were paid thirteen pence halfpenny in the past.

  • Some Texans say never to cut any kind of garment on a Friday because it will not be completed (must be all days in my house...got lots of those good intentions gone bad...lol)

  • Many hotels have no room number 13.

  • Many buildings do not have a 13th floor.

  • Many airplanes do have a 13th row.

  • Many ships will not start a voyage on the 13th, particularly, Friday the 13th.
Needless to say, I think there are a lot of us folks out that are a little wary onr Friday the 13th and just in general for the number 13.

I guess ya'll noticed there was no FFM day here at the ShabbyVilla. I'll try to get some things posted this weekend...so check back if you get a minute. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. And, let's all give a big "thanks' to all those wonderful DADs out there!!

Take care, Kerry

1 comment:

Couture de Papier said...

Love your shabbylicious shop and blog!
Denise Nantasket Beach, Mass.