Friday the 13th. A good day to stay in bed!
The day is the most superstitious day of the year. An ill omen permeates the day. An unlucky 24 hours. So it is believed.
Why friday the 13th? Two reasons. Jesus died on a friday. Thirteen persons had dinner at the Last Supper the night before.
So feared, during the Middle Ages no weddings were held on the day. Nor did many begin a journey.
Americans paid no attention to friday the 13th till the early 1900’s. In 1907, Thomas W. Lawson wrote a popular novel. Friday The Thirteenth. The boom disseminated the superstition big time.
Not all nations pay attention to the day as a superstitious one. Spain, Greece and Italy do with a variation or two.
Spain and Greece fear tuesday the 13th. Not friday. Italians, friday the 17th. Italians consider the 13th a lucky day.
Paraskeoidekatriaphobia. Big word. Too big even for the national spelling bee. It is the official name for fear of friday the 13th. Of Greek derivation.
A wonderful day yesterday!
As one gets older, the body becomes a garden. Things grow. Different shapes and sizes. Different colors. Some could become dangerous if not removed. All must be removed. The growths cannot be tested unless removed and sent to a lab.
My growth factor is substantial. Yesterday, I had 28 removed. All on my face and head. They didn’t look bad till the doctor started snipping away. I looked beautiful afterwards. Ugh! Will continue to look beautiful for a week. It will take that long for the wounds to clear up.
Under the circumstances, I did not go out last night. A lot of oozing. Tonight, I will be out and about. All 28 spots covered with Vaseline. No one will love me.
My home town Utica, NY experienced an early summer yesterday. The temperature hit 80. A cold wave coming in. It will arrive in the next few days. Probably down into the 50’s.
Sex perversity knows no bounds. We know it goes on. Sometimes however we are shocked where it is discovered/exists.
A part time Arkansas judge for 30 years recently resigned his judgeship. Following investigation. He was giving reduced sentences to young men in exchange for sexual favors. Generally done at his home. He liked to take suggestive photos. There are thousands of them. Sometimes, he paid the boys. By check. Investigators have the checks.
The judge even did it one time in open court. He had the boy show his back end. The judge photographed him. Then dismissed the case against the boy.
I cannot understand why it took 30 years to discover what the judge was doing. Where were court staff and attorneys? Many had to be aware and said nothing.
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I am not suggesting you change the site you are presently using. I merely wanted to reflect the growing nature of the blog.
Enjoy your day!