Old Wives’ Tales
July 3, 2011 § Leave a comment
I love the folklore of women which passes down the generations. Grandmothers, mothers, aunts, and so forth. Some might say their wisdom is old-fashioned but I beg to differ. It is more often than not spot on.
My merry aunt of seventy-one is married for the second time but had many wilderness years before she met husband Number Two.
She said to me a couple of Christmases ago, “If a good one comes on the market, Darling, you have about a fortnight to snap him up before somebody else does.”
Last Christmas I reminded her that she had said this.
“Did I?” she said. “Well, I was wrong. Make that a week.”