The Authors’ Billboard: Happy Friday the 13th by @JoanReeves #mgtab 

Okay, let’s see a show of hands. Who is worried that Friday the 13th brings bad luck?Who’s superstitious? Not Me Let me step out from under this ladder where I’m petting a black cat and tell you that I’m not superstitious at all. However, I have a fondness for superstitions because my mother was unbelievably superstitious. I think this is because she was an only child born to a middle-aged couple. My grandparents were actually born in 1882, and my mother was the spoiled darling of them and their elderly siblings and friends. I’ve always thought it was weird that I–a child of the volatile Sixties–had grandparents who were born just 17 years after the Civil War ended. My grandfather told me stories from his youth such as seeing Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. Many people in that era were superstitious. When I helped my mother write her memoir in 2008, just 2 years before she passed, she wanted to include a chapter on Superstitions. I was amazed that there were so many bad luck omens that ruled peoples’ lives. Excerpt from Memory Lane, My Mom’s Memoir My mom’s memoir contains a long list of superstitions. Here are 13 for Continue Reading →

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