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And your little dog, too!

A lady who makes things out of wheat sheaves sold us this. She said it was a ‘kitchen witch’ — a good luck symbol.

Turns out, she weren’t lying:

In England

Although largely unknown in modern England, the Kitchen Witch was known in England during Tudor times.

The will of John Crudgington, from Newton, Worfield, Shropshire in England, dated 1599, divides his belongings amongst his wife and three children, “except the cubbard in the halle the witche in the kytchyn which I gyve and bequeathe to Roger my sonne.”

So it’s period for the house. I’ll let you know if I stop dropping cans of soup on my toe or cutting myself.

Nota bene: yes! New Dead Pool today, 6WBT. Sorry about Mugabe, y’all. I mean, not sorry, obviously.

Comments


Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: September 5, 2019, 9:33 pm

Tomte Nisse, kitchen witches, wee folk.

Anyone who’s worked outside with anything (or inside for that matter) like ropes, strings, cords, small parts, animals with hair long enough to knot would understand why our ancertors would think fairies/elves/etc would play tricks on you.

I’ve had ropes and electrical cords knot in such a way I couldn’t duplicate if I tried to do it all day long.
Or around things again, in a way I couldn’t duplicate if I intended to do it.
Small parts that when dropped always seem to find the hole or nook that is only just slightly larger to fall into or through.
Boards that fall just EXACTLY the wrong way. Just yesterday for example, a garden hose that looped precisely around a small flower pot to overturn it and break the attached basin while I was shifting it to water another part of the lawn.

Mrs Durned wonders why in the middle of the yard doing something I’ll occasionally mutter, “knock it off, it’s not funny anymore!”.
And she wonders why I pour a little bit of my sipping whiskey on the ground, on purpose.

I ain’t sayin it’s the wee folk, but

 


Comment from Brother Cavil, just so
Time: September 5, 2019, 9:41 pm

I remember those! Mom had one way back when, they were a thing for a while in the late 70s/early 80s I think.

 


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: September 5, 2019, 10:27 pm

Don’t Forget “Celebrity Dead Pool” tomorrow….!!!!!!!!!!!
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Everybody remind S. Weasel that a new pool starts tomorrow.!!!

 


Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: September 6, 2019, 4:40 am


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: September 5, 2019, 10:27 pm

Don’t Forget “Celebrity Dead Pool” tomorrow….!!!!!!!!!!!
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Everybody remind S. Weasel that a new pool starts tomorrow.!!!

Yeah! What EB said!

Celebrity Dead Pool #125 tomorrow, right?

 


Comment from Ric
Time: September 6, 2019, 6:41 am

Finally! Robert Mugabe dead age 95.

 


Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: September 6, 2019, 12:07 pm

He just couldn’t wait a few more hours could he.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 6, 2019, 12:55 pm

I ain’t forgot!

 


Comment from technochitlin
Time: September 6, 2019, 4:53 pm

Hey, Swease! When’s the next Dead Pool?

 


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: September 6, 2019, 5:06 pm

Mission Accomplished !!!!!

 


Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: September 6, 2019, 5:40 pm

My Rhodesian colleagues are, even now, hoisting celebratory beers in honor of his demise.

“40 years too late”.

 


Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: September 6, 2019, 6:01 pm

Oy! Time check! Ruth could go at any moment!

 


Comment from Timbotoo
Time: September 13, 2019, 2:28 am

Have the same witch for the last forty years. And, I hasten to add, it hangs from the kitchen ceiling.

 

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