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Beautiful December

Now, when the garden awaits the return of spring
Now, when the silence is deep and blue
Now, when the winter has cast her spell again
Beautiful December, Beautiful December

Here, where the snow is as soft as a woolly lamb
Here, where the nightfall is deep and blue,
Here, where the stars are so bright, you reach for them
Beautiful December, Beautiful December

Child, may you sleep in gentle peace tonight
Dream of songs that rise on silken wings!
When you wake, enchanted by the snowspun light
Sing the songs that came to you in dreams,
Your beautiful December dreams
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The things we do for "luck"

LynneLynne Your TeacherHomePosts: 9,639 mod
Do you do anything for luck?

For example: Throwing spilt salt over your shoulder. Saying, "good morning" to magpies. Avoiding walking under ladders? Throwing coins into plane engines .... What?

Read on-

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40421811

@april - I thought of you when I read this story
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  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,451 mod
    Poor, grandma.
    But they came to their destination safely, right? :D
    Why nine coins? Was it her lucky number?
    To be honest, I do avoiding walking under ladders because it looks so dangerous there under.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,481 mod
    I'd forgotten I should say 'Morning' to magpies. Like @april I avoid walking under ladders simply out of safety concerns. I never waste salt by throwing it anywhere other than on my food.
  • MichouxeMichouxe Posts: 4,171 ✭✭✭✭✭
    My grandmother always took a mistletoe if it lightning and then she made a cross mark and I had to lie with her on the bed , until the thunderstorm was done.
    I think it's also a form to be lucky, so that the lightning would not fall on the house!

    @april @mheredge I'm walking under a ladder, but first I look upstairs.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,451 mod
    Would you stand on a ladder when you are wearing a skirt?
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