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Lucky Charms!!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  I am sure you have had a lucky charm or two in your lifetime.  I have a luck Kennedy half dollar that my grandfather gave me years ago. I always make sure I have it when I travel.   I was looking at a list of the standard good luck charms and symbols and came up with one unusual one!  First of all the standard list is: 4 Leaf Clovers, White Elepant, gold coins, rabbits feet, wishbones and horseshoes! Then at the bottome of the list I saw Lucky Pig!  That's right a pig!  I had never heard of that so of course I had to google and find out more.  It turns out in the 18th century in Germany and Austria a "pig" was considered good luck.  It was said if you owned a pig you would never go hungry.  They also had a saying "A Pig in Clover",  so clover played a part in it anyway.  Below are pictures of postcards from 1905 that show some very lucky pigs!!   The one on the right show's that the pig means "Prosperite" or prosperity!  I think the whole country can use that lucky charm right now!  Enjoy your St. Patricks Day!! luckypigpostcard.giffrenchcharms.gif



 
03/17/2009 11:42AM
Lucky Charms!!
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