"Old Wives Tales"

Old Wives’ Tales

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

Drinking warm milk makes you sleepy.

Long labor means you are having a boy.

Eat your carrots for better eyesight.

Have a child lose a tooth.

Drink cranberry juice for a bladder infection.

When you can’t stop coughing, raise both hands over your head.

It was once believed that how you ended the year is how you will start the next one. Therefore, you should make sure you are wearing nice clothes, looking your best, have all your bills paid and be with the one you love. This according to an old wives tale will assure the next year you will retain those items you wish.

Another interesting tale is the one that says if you eat the crust of the bread, your hair will turn and stay curly. I can attest to this one being FALSE. I love the crust of the bread and my hair is still straight as a board. I have tried and tried over the years to curl my hair, even with perms and they only stay a week or two. Who made up this crazy tale? We always want what we do not have.

When you hiccup, it means someone is thinking about you.