I know. Friday the 13th is sposed to be unlucky and scary and there were even movies made about it and everything. But did you know mommy thinks it's lucky?
Mama was born on a Thursday the 12th at 6:05 pm. A long time ago and not in July. Actually her daddy was born in July but not on the 13th or 12th. But I am rambling off course.
As I was saying, she was born on a Thursday the 12th in the evening. So she figures her first 24 hours of life are lucky. So her lucky day starts on the evening of the 12th and ends the evening of the 13th. And anything that lucky should rub it's luck off all of the 13th. So it's her lucky day.
People afflicted with a morbid, irrational fear of Friday the 13th are called PARASKEVIDEKATRIAPHOBICS.
It's only legend that if 13 people sit down to dinner together, one will die within the year. That's kinda dumb. Hope it doesn't happen to anyone we know. But still, who cares? If you have 12 friends to share a meal with, aren't you lucky?
Many cities have no 13th Street or Avenue.
Many buildings don't have a 13th floor. Ours does.
The Egyptians (who honored cats as devine beings, as we should be) honored the number, and the Chinese thought of it as a lucky number, too.
Changing your bed on Friday brings bad dreams. Not for us, Friday is usually laundry day.
Don't start a trip on a Friday. Or start a new project. You will have bad luck. Hmmmm.
In pagan Rome, Friday was execution day. It became Hangman's Day in Britain. EEK. Now that's unlucky.
In Spanish speaking countries, Tuesday the 13th is unlucky.
Greeks considered Tuesday the 13th unlucky, too.
In Italian popular culture, Friday the 17th is unlucky.
Black Sabbath's debut album was released in the UK on Friday the 13th. Hmm again. Popular group, rose to fame, well, not that unlucky, eh?
The rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur was pronounced dead September 13th 1996.
Mickey Spillane died Friday the 13th in 1997. Sorry, forgot the month.
Julia Child died August 13, 2004.
If you are a Christian, the day you die is a celebration, so these people were lucky and got to party in heaven that day.
So, Happy Friday the 13th. Make it YOUR lucky day.
and no, I am not hiding today, either!