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Daemon
Posted: Saturday, November 29, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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St. Andrew's Eve

The eve of St. Andrew's Day is a special night for young Polish girls who want to find husbands. They play Andrzejki, or "Andrew's games," a kind of fortune telling. They break off dry branches from cherry trees, place them in wet sand, and tend them carefully for the next few weeks. If the branch blooms by Christmas, it is believed that they will marry within the year. Pouring liquid wax into cold water is another popular method of foretelling their romantic futures. The shapes formed by the hardened wax often provide clues with which they can read their fate. More...
NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Saturday, November 29, 2014 4:04:23 AM

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Austrian peasant women also forced fruit tree branches, but they brought them to Christmas mass and believed they gave them the ability to see all the witches in the congregation.

They forced fruit tree branches?
excaelis
Posted: Saturday, November 29, 2014 4:07:19 AM

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Most congregations I've witnessed have been about 98% bitches.
excaelis
Posted: Saturday, November 29, 2014 4:07:39 AM

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Witches.
NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Saturday, November 29, 2014 4:09:39 AM

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No points for 'Today's Holiday' today? I reopened the page a few times & refreshed. Gremlins?
excaelis
Posted: Saturday, November 29, 2014 4:10:15 AM

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Witches.
excaelis
Posted: Saturday, November 29, 2014 4:13:24 AM

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On topic ( yeah, I know, will wonders never cease - ex on topic...) most of the Polish girls I encounter seeking husbands pop up whenever I go on facebook. I thought that was St.Zuckerberg...
NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Saturday, November 29, 2014 4:13:37 AM

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excaelis wrote:
Witches.

LOL! Did you though?
excaelis
Posted: Saturday, November 29, 2014 4:29:28 AM

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Tempting, but on balance I figured that the camera seems ( miraculously online - witches again ?) to hide at least 200 lbs of blubber and naked greed, so I eschewed those wonders.


( if I need to find fat Polish girls I can just go down to Roncesvalles [ a Toronto neighbourhood ] with a harpoon and a willing crew of hearty shipmates. Call me Ishmael...)
NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Saturday, November 29, 2014 4:37:01 AM

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excaelis wrote:
Tempting, but on balance I figured that the camera seems ( miraculously online - witches again ?) to hide at least 200 lbs of blubber and naked greed, so I eschewed those wonders.


( if I need to find fat Polish girls I can just go down to Roncesvalles [ a Toronto neighbourhood ] with a harpoon and a willing crew of hearty shipmates. Call me Ishmael...)

Avoid the one with the Parsee lashed to her flank.
I was actually asking did you get the points for reading 'Today's Holiday', not take up with the Poles. You had me scratching my head for a while. Think
excaelis
Posted: Saturday, November 29, 2014 4:40:52 AM

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Oh, I never read anything. A little learning is a dangerous thing....
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Posted: Saturday, November 29, 2014 10:27:39 AM
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the girl must get very excited
Fredric-frank Myers
Posted: Saturday, November 29, 2014 3:36:27 PM

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And one wonders about all of the ethnic jokes about the Polish people... But then you could ask the question; "how can you tell the age of a Fin-lander?" "Why, by counting the rings in his bathtub..." Though many of these expressions are an attempt to be humorous, they generally really, "miss there mark". I personally prefer tossing penny's into a fountain and making a wish or maybe taking holly communion and having all of my suns washed away.....Yaa right.
Fredric-frank Myers
Posted: Saturday, November 29, 2014 4:03:40 PM

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Here it is noted that this practice is a form of, "Fortune-telling", which the Christian church frowns upon. Boy oh boy, I've really got'a laugh at this one; is this, "the kettle calling the pot black"??? You just love those Christians, what a funny lot....
NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Saturday, November 29, 2014 4:26:07 PM

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Fredric-frank Myers wrote:
And one wonders about all of the ethnic jokes about the Polish people... But then you could ask the question; "how can you tell the age of a Fin-lander?" "Why, by counting the rings in his bathtub..." Though many of these expressions are an attempt to be humorous, they generally really, "miss there mark". I personally prefer tossing penny's into a fountain and making a wish or maybe taking holly communion and having all of my suns washed away.....Yaa right.

'Holly' communion sounds prickly, do you do it at Christmas time? That's when the sun's brightest in Australia, I sure wish I could wash it away. One penny, two pennies, not penny's. You criticise those who tell ethnic jokes, then tell one yourself. Boy oh boy, I've really got to laugh at this one; is this "the pot calling the kettle black"?
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