OLD WIVES' TALES

  1. The number of x's in the palm of your right hand is the number of children you will have.
  2. A bee entering your house means a visitor is on their way. However, if you kill the bee the visitor won't be a pleasant one.
  3. A continuously ringing doorbell for no reason indicates something dreadful has happened or will happen.
    Apparently, this occurred to Whitney Houston's mom the day Whitney died.
  4. It's bad luck to pick up a coin tails side up. Good luck comes if it's heads up.
    My dad found one of these outside my new apartment today.
  5. If a black cat walks towards you, it brings good luck, but if it walks away it takes the good luck with it.
  6. If a clock that's never been working suddenly chimes, there will be a death in the family.
    According to my dad this has happened at his parents house on a day of bad news.
  7. If your right ear itches someone is speaking well of you. If it's the left someone is speaking ill of you.
  8. For good luck throughout the new year wear new clothes on Easter.
  9. To dream of fish means someone you know is pregnant.
    My dad is spot on with this when he does.
  10. Pulling out a gray hair will cause 10 more to grow in its place.
  11. Unless you were born in October it's unlucky to wear opals.
  12. If you bite your tongue while eating it's because you recently told a lie.
  13. If you hear a knock at your front door and you get up to open it and there's no one there, open the door wide for a couple of seconds and then close it. This will let a good spirit in.
    If you continue to hear knocks don't open it again. If it knocks three times don't open it at all. If it knocks at your back door don't even think of answering, it could be the devil himself looking to come inside.
  14. Every time a bell rings an angel gets its wings.