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Friday, March 20, 2009


So I was reading my usual blog roll today when I came across a very interesting post over at about superstitions.

Now, I am not going to write about my own superstitions. I have wayyyy too many to list. But when she asked what superstitions we, her readers, have, I got to thinking...And what I started thinking about was my Grandpa Shook.

Grandpa Shook said you should never ever kill a daddy-long-leg spider because that'll make it rain. At least that is the thought in my head. I don't actually remember Grandpa saying this to me but I KNOW that mom always told me that Grandpa Shook said it. So now I am wondering, DID Grandpa ever actually say this? I pass it on as something he did indeed say.

Every so often my heart gets a little flutter because I hear my kids talking to each other while watching a daddy-long-leg make his way across our home. They don't kill him. EVER. Why?

Because they know that Grandpa Shook said you should never ever kill a daddy-long-leg spider. The wisdom of Grandpa has been passed on in our family and this new generation of Shook's never even met him.

How cool is that?


Hilary said...

Just the way it should be. There are so many ways to keep a loved one's memory alive. Thanks for sharing. And thanks kindly for the linkage. :)

Anonymous said...

My kids don't kill daddy long legs for the same reason. :)