Dear Bacon – This cold. This awful weather outside. This snow and ice. Make.it.go.away. I’m so ready for Spring. I go outside to do my business and I just can’t wait to get back inside to the heat. Help. Signed Passed Out Frozen
Dear Passed Out Frozen – Soon my little friend, very soon. I can almost smell Spring. I can hear the birds. I can see the flowers starting to come out to play. Hang in there little guy – it will be here soon. I can feel it in my piggy bones!
Dear Bacon – I think we got it wrong. See, we heard two fisherman talking about French kissing. They were describing it but I don’t think this what they meant. Do you? Signed Frenchie
Dear Frenchie – Okay my friends I had to ask daddy about this one because I had no clue as well. Daddy said that it may feel like you are swallowing the other one’s head if you don’t do it right. It’s more tongue action and less swallowing the head of your loved one. He kind of lost me after that. It sounded gross. Then I heard mom laughing at me because I said it was gross. Rolls piggy eyes. Humans are so weird. Just stay with regular kissing – best of luck!
Dear Bacon – Our human, he is weird. He thought it “would be so neat” to put our food in the middle of the pool full of water. Really human? This is funny? Really? Bacon you gotta help us to get even. Signed Pissed Off
Dear Pissed Off – What in the world?! This means WAR my friends. Do you hear me – W.A.R. Here’s what you do. There’s this fluffy white stuff the humans *have* to have in their litter box they call the bathroom. Gather it all. Every single last roll of the fluffy stuff. Then take it out back in the back yard and throw it in the pool with all of the water. Evil snorts. That’ll get them where it hurts. Trust me on this.
Dear Bacon – True love always finds a way. Whether it is across the world, the next state, the next city or the next stall. We are firm believers. Signed Love for Two
Dear Love for Two – That is so very sweet and special my friend. As I read it, rain of joyous tears came down my snout. So sweet – keep it alive my friends.
Dear Bacon – I’m keeping an eye on my brother. I just left him something and he should smell it in 3, 2, 1 – Barks with laughter. Signed SBD
Dear SBD – Oh dear piggy heavens. Don’t tell me SBD as in Silent But Deadly. Drops piggy head and shakes it. There’s always one in the group. WOW! It never gets old hearing about farts – snorts.
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Welcome back my friends to Bacon’s Tales of Terror on this 13th of the month.
Today, I want to talk about superstitions – that’s great for a 13th posting isn’t it? Snorts.
Did you know that back in the day, breathing ‘in’ was interpreted as breathing in life while sneezing was interpreted as a swift exit of your essence or soul. If your soul left your body through a sneeze then you would die without your soul. This was the basis for further superstitions about sneezing throughout the centuries.
Do you tell people that sneeze, “God Bless You?” This is actually a practice that is practiced all over the world and dates back to February 16, 590 AD. Pope Gregory the Great decreed that prayers must be said to fight against a deadly plague in Italy at that time. The plague was associated to be fatal by those who sneezed. Telling someone, “God Bless You”, after they sneezed would protect people from the effects of the plague.
Saying, “God Bless You” can also be linked to around 1665 during the black plague in Europe. Violent sneezing with the black plague was the sign of the end of the disease and death was certain to follow. The pope made it a law so those that sneezed would be blessed due to their soon-to-be death. It was also during this time that cover one’s mouth with their hand or cloth was put into place in order to stop the spread of further diseases.
In 17th century England if someone sneezed, people around them would remove their hats, curtsy or bow and wish them, “God Bless You”. In the 1800’s in England, this poem came out:
Sneeze on Monday – sneeze for danger.
Sneeze on Tuesday – kiss a stranger.
Sneeze on Wednesday – sneeze for a letter.
Sneeze on Thursday – something better.
Sneeze on Friday – sneeze for woe.
Sneeze on Saturday – a journey to go.
Sneeze on Sunday – your safety seek – for Satan will have you for the rest of the week!
There is good luck also associated with sneezing: if you sneeze between noon and midnight; if the family cat sneezes; if two people sneeze at the same time; if you sneeze twice in a row; or if you turn your head right when you sneezed.
But there’s also bad luck associated with sneezing: if you sneeze in the morning while getting dressed; if you turn your head left while sneezing; if you sneeze three times in a row and someone is talking bad about you while sneezing four times is the sign of a cold.
Contributions to the Psychic Library on this information on sneezing superstitious.
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Today, we have a really special tribute. Today is Friday the 13th – cue scary music! Do you know that there is only ONE Friday the 13th in the entire 2014 calendar year? That makes this day extra spooky and scary.
Do you have a fear of this day? Are you superstitious? Here in the United States it is thought that bad luck falls upon you on Friday the 13th. But did you know that in Spanish speaking countries, Tuesday the 13th is a superstitious day for them and considered bad luck.
Many hotels and tall buildings even skip the 13th floor… just in case of bad luck. It’s also bad luck to have a party with 13 people… have you read Agatha Christie’s book Thirteen at Dinner?
Did you know that fear of the number 13 is called triskaidekaphobia while fear of Friday the 13th is known as paraskavedekatriaphobia.
Did you know that President Franklin D. Roosevelt suffered from triskaidekaphobia? He wouldn’t travel on the 13th day of any month and don’t even think about having a party with 13 guests.
Some people even think that Friday the 13th goes back to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Supposedly they think that Eve offered Adam the forbidden fruit on a Friday and they were then cast out of Paradise.
And think about the movie marathon we are going to have tonight here at the Hotel Thompson. Not listed in any particular order but you know we are going to be watching some gory horror flicks to include: Nightmare on Elm Street, Paranormal Activity, Saw, Psycho, The Shining , It and of course Friday the 13th.
I’m off now. I’ve got to go cross my hooves. Avoid some black cats. Not look at the moon through a pane of glass and throw some salt over each shoulder. Be careful my friends 🙂
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