Old Wives Or New Scripture

Here is the end of February.
There were a few days of thunderstorms at the early onset of the month.
It reminds me of an old saying my grandpa would repeat, “Thunder in February means a frost on that day in April.”
I did some research on the Internet about Grandpa’s saying.
The Texas A&M website said, “Some people may be reluctant to plant because of an old wives’ tale. ‘Thunder in February, frost in April’ is a rule of thumb followed by some gardeners.”
Well and oldwife didn’t tell me, it was an old grandpa.
I continued to search and found a couple of new sayings I hadn’t heard before.
“If there is thunder in February, there will be snow in May” “Thunder in February means death for many people, especially the rich.”
Finally my search landed a journal entry from 1885.
“Tuesday – February 24, 1885
Still Coald & cloudy. It rained this morning about 3 o’clock & thundered & lightene. If the oald prove verb is true, frost in Aprial for thunder in February. We will get all of our crop bit with frost the 24 of Aprial.” (printed just the way it was written)
The old timers used a lot of signs to govern everyday life. Many things were silly superstitions.
Jesus even addressed it.
Then the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and testing Him asked that He would show them a sign from heaven. He answered and said to them, “When it is evening you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red ‘; and in the morning, ‘It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times. A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign shall be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.” Matt 16:1-4
Here’s another saying for you; Live for Christ, sure is nice.
Die with Him and you’re sure to win!
Christ not in your life, it’s full of strife.
Die without Him isn’t swell, you’ll end up in hell!

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One thought on “Old Wives Or New Scripture

  1. Young people will respect their elders. Use to. Following the signs of pregnancy (already having had a girl), mother was convenced my second pregnnancy was a girl. You know the shape of the mothers body will reveal the gender of the baby.( according to wives tail) In the deliver room the doctor says congratulations you have a boy. I snaped to and say NO! your misstaken. The doctor held the baby up by his ankles, pointed and said girls don’t have these. I was so convenced by my mother that this baby was a girl. If the doctor had not immediately held up my baby I would not have excepted a boy baby. Wives tails, I don’t put much faith in such any more.

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