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Black Cats, Hoot Owls, and Water Witches: Beliefs, Superstitions, and Sayings from Texas

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Everyone worth his salt knows that a snappin’ turtle won’t let go until it thunders, but did you know that more than thirteen blackbirds on a fence with their tails to the north is a sure sign of a coming blue norther? Or that you should eat every grain of rice in your bowl or you will have a spouse who has chicken pox marks? Think of the needless human suffering the world ...more
Paperback, 101 pages
Published June 1st 2000 by University of North Texas Press (first published December 1st 1989)
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This read like an old farmer's almanac with sayings about weather, pregnant women, warts, and water witching. The boys loved hearing about the sayings and trying to figure out their origins. A fun book....I especially liked it being from Texas.
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