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FC: Superstitions My Grandmother Told Me By: Andrew Thompson
1: Table of Contents 1. Introduction 2. When birds In Patterns, It Will Rain. 3. After Being Bitten By A Snake, Cut Off Its Head and Eat It To Be Cured. 4. Step On A Crack, Break Your Mother's Back. 5. If You Break A Mirror, You Will Have Seven Year Bad Luck.
2: Introduction When I was a child, my grandmother would tell me the superstitions of our people. She would tell me them as a bedtime. I believe in all the listed superstition and many more. I now pass down the same superstitions to my own children with the hope of my children passing the superstitions down to their children.
3: When Birds Fly Together In A Pattern, It will Rain or Storm. Reason: Birds like most animals can tell it is going to rain before it happens
4: After Bing Bitten By A Snake, Cut Off Its Head And Eat The Body. Reason: The people believed that only the snake can undo what it has done.
5: Step On A Crack, And Break Your Mother's Back. Reason: The superstition started as Step on a crack and your mother will turn black, but after the civil war period was brought back and changed to breaking your mother's back.
6: If You Break A Mirror You Will HAve Seven Years Of Bad Luck. Reason: Back in the pre-civil war era, it would take a person seven years to afford the money to buy a new mirror.
7: In conclusion, each different superstition contributed to a different part of our lives. I believe in the superstitions much like the character Jim from Mark Twains' book Huckleberry Finn. From the beginning of novel Jim would put his beliefs before reason. For example, when he was bitten by the snake and Jim decided to eat the snake's skin. His superstitious belief was that by eating the snake's skin he would feet better.