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Friday, January 25, 2008

Got Spoons?

Under your pillow?

I kid you not!

Apparently students in the northeast believe that when a snow storm is being predicted if they will but sleep with a spoon under their pillow and wearing their pajamas inside out they will get a snow day the next day.

This according to a high school English teacher from Connecticut.

I heard it on NPR.

I for one had never previously heard this urban legend nor tried it. How about you? Sleep on any spoons lately? Or do you have ANOTHER ritual to bring on snow days?


Anonymous [dan]gie said...

That's hilarious Keetha! We have never heard this either. Angie wants to know if it works for regular jobs too? :-)

1/25/2008 11:11 AM  
Blogger Brad, Carmen, Braylen and Alea Fleck said...

I have never heard this either! I taught school before becomming stay at home mom. There were many a winter morning that I lay in bed waiting and waiting for that always famous phone call!!!!! Shhh...don't tell the kiddos we think that way!!!

1/25/2008 3:01 PM  
Blogger Keetha said...

Dangie - - maybe if you wear your PJ's inside out AND put every spoon you OWN under your pillows it will be enough to get your WORK canceled!!!!

Carmen - - - I still teach now. Though I do end up enjoying snow days, because of the FEAR of having to make them up, I do prefer a good old fashioned two hour delay!!! (Thanks for coming back to my blog, btw - you keep coming and I'll need to make a linky-do for you!!!)

1/25/2008 4:16 PM  
Blogger Phil & Kathy said...

First time to hear this OWT. Old Wife Tale. Hmmm...would it work on a snow day from our office????

1/26/2008 11:28 AM  
Blogger Keetha said...

Read my response to Dangie above - - - then give it a TRY!!! :-)

1/26/2008 11:40 AM  
Blogger Martin LaBar said...

Tribal rituals are alive and well in North America in the 21st century.

1/27/2008 4:33 AM  
Blogger Keetha said...


Someone came to my blog yesterday by googling "pajamas inside out spoon under pillow." There were pages and pages of other matches besides mine. It was quite fascinating.

1/27/2008 6:31 AM  
Blogger Keri said...

Is there some ritual to make it SNOW?? Like should I sleep with a bowl over my husband's head? =)

I want more snow!

1/27/2008 9:01 PM  
Blogger Keri said...

Ok does anyone else hate that if you're not signed in before you leave a comment, you don't get to click the subscribe button!?!?

1/27/2008 9:02 PM  
Blogger Keetha said...

Try the bowl over your husband's head idea and see what happens. Hehehehehe

What is a subscribe button?

1/28/2008 4:48 AM  
Blogger Keri said...

You can subscribe to the comments you leave so that if someone else comments on it, you get emailed. Just like when someone comments on your own blog.

1/28/2008 5:38 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

My kids do a "snow day dance" and it's worked a time or two.

It's the 30th and snowing like crazy outside - I think I 1/4-1/2 inch fell between the time I shoveled the top of our drive way down to the bottom and the sidewalk and came back up. (For reference, our driveway is, um, maybe 12 feet long. Maybe longer, just one of those stub driveways in the suburbs)

I'd try the spoon and pj trick myself, but my work informed us recently that we are "always open for business", meaning if Mother Nature decides to dump 3 feet of snow and we can't make it in, we have to take a personal day or else lose a day of pay.

I could go on, but I'd rather not. it's depressing. :)

(Came here via my sister's blog, the Headless Mom :)

1/30/2008 10:46 PM  
Blogger Keetha said...

Welcome, Sam. Come anytime.

I'm glad to see you aren't headless!!!!

1/31/2008 4:24 AM  
Blogger Sam said...

Well, I think we *are* running around headless most of the time, but sis laid claim to that moniker first. :)

1/31/2008 12:43 PM  

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