Some Day My Prince Will Come



Are you still looking and waiting for that special someone? Do you think that maybe this or that person may be the very one, but you're not sure? Well, your ancestors thought that they had the answer. Try any of the following wives' tales and see who is in your future.

It was believed that you would see your lover's face in a dream on Valentine's Eve if you slept with a sprig of rosemary pinned inside your pillow.

Some girls wrote the names of boys on slips of paper, wrapped them in clay, and dropped them into water. As the clay fell apart, the paper rose to the surface. The first name to reach the surface would be that of her future husband.

Think of five or six names of boys or girls you might marry, As you twist the stem of an apple, recite the names until the stem comes off. You will marry the person whose name you were saying when the stem fell off.

Pick a dandelion that has gone to seed. Take a deep breath and blow the seeds into the wind. Count the seeds that remain on the stem. That is the number of children you will have.

If you cut an apple in half and count how many seeds are inside, you will also know how many children you will have.

. Birds and Love

Europeans also believe that Feb. 14th is the day when birds begin to choose their mates. Chaucer, Shakespeare, and numerous other poets mention the tradition in their work. In accordance with the tradition, it is believed that a young girl will be able to tell what type of man she will marry based upon the first bird that she sees on Valentine's Day.
The birds, and their associations, include:


A Clergyman or Priest

Robin Redbreast

Sailor or Nautical man

Goldfinch (or any yellow bird)

A rich man


A farmer or country gentleman


A happy man


An argumentative man


A good man


No husband



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