The Everyday Lore Project

13 November 2020 – Friday the 13th. Again

13 November 2020 – Friday the 13th. Again
Now hanging next to my desk.

It’s Groundhog Day Friday the 13th. Again. The last one was in March. I gambled. Unsuccessfully. For this one, I made fuzzy dice. Obviously.

It’s said that airmen in the Second World War used to place 2 dice on their consoles, configured to make lucky number seven, before going off on a mission. It’s also supposedly a play on the concept of rolling the dice, given that many airmen didn’t return. After the war these dashboard dollies went from the air to the road, becoming a good luck symbol for drivers. And given the way this year has gone, I figured I could do with some 1970s retro luck.

But as I am toast, I’m going to let the pictures do the talking. See you after the slide show.

So the acorn, I explain it here. Like I said, I’m tired. Just one last thing to add, I only have a small stash of fun fur, and choose the white more out of necessity than thinking about the colour. It was only when I got to the ribbon stage and confirmed red is a lucky colour in China, that I thought to check out how the Chinese feel about white. The love wasn’t there. So I may have just cancelled myself out. Except, white is also said to be fortunate for Cancerians. So I might be back in the game. Either way, I’m off to bed. I might check under it first though. After all, it is Friday the 13th. Again.

The Everyday Lore Project has been running since St Distaff’s Day on 7 January 2020 and will run until 12th Night on 6 January 2021. I’m too knackered to explain the madness, instead scroll back up to the search icon and pick a date or two since 7 Jan and search for them. You’ll get the measure of what I’m up to. And then subscribe! You really don’t want to miss this last bit.


Published by Liza Frank

Author of My Celebrity Boyfriend. Obsessed with hula hooping, sons of preachermen and fresh dates, sometimes all at the same time. Curator of Folklore Agony and The Everyday Lore Project.

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