posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 06:03 PM
I remember as a child that my grandmother would always be chomping at the bit to get her new farmer's almanac. She would check to see what sign
things were in before doing her planting. She would tell people when their babies would be born if they were pregnant. Anything and everything went
"by the signs", meaning the astrological readings. She was a true believer!
As I grow older, I feel drawn toward it due to those memories. I always have to sneak a peak to see if it's the right time for planting (although I
don't always abide by what it says). Regardless, come Good Friday, rain, snow or shine, we're putting those potatoes in the ground!! I still get
choked up every year too and we all share our memories of my Granny's conversations as we were just little kids going behind the grownups and
covering up the potatoes. Almost brings a tear to my eye even now.
Does anyone else have memories of an elder who swore by the almanac and followed it to the letter?
Definitely the most prominent "folklore" in my life and one that holds a special place in my heart.