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New year, same superstitions being followed

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first_img Book Nook to reopen Beware of a man with painted toenails and never put too much stock in the words of three sisters, who claim to be just out shopping.That’s probably good advice for most any situation but, not when picking brains about New Year’s Day superstitions. Then, it’s time to throw caution to the wind and just listen to what they have to say.Johnny Garrett, his wife, Patricia, and her sisters, Mary P. Adams and Shirley Drosky and brother, John Parish, and his wife, Sue, put their heads together and came up with a bushel basket of superstitions that have been handed down through the generations. Email the author New year, same superstitions being followed “Mama always said don’t do washing on New Year’s Day or you’ll be washing the clothes of dead folks,” Drosky said. “Mama also said you don’t sew on New Year’s or you’ll sew the clothes of dead folks. I don’t know why you’d need to sew the clothes of dead folks.”Adams said to make sure that you’ll have money coming in all year long, you should bury your money under the doorsteps or somewhere outside before New Year’s Day.“On New Year’s you dig the money up and carry it in the house,” Adams said. “Then, you’ll have money coming in all year long.”Superstition also says if you take something out of the house, you should bring something back in so you’ll have something coming in throughout the year. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like Arrests made in Christmas Eve case Sgt. Henry Wentland inspects a bullet hole in Audie Davis’ home, which was shot into Christmas Eve. A Pike County… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content By Blood Sugar Blaster Skip Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Published 3:00 am Thursday, January 1, 2015 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article Latest Stories Many of the superstitions came from the late Dutch and Dot Parish.“The older generations really believed in those New Year’s Day superstitions,” Johnny Garrett said. “Today, we don’t believe in them as much but there are still some things that we won’t do, just in case.”Garrett said among the “just in case,” superstitions are ones like, don’t do washing on New Year’s Day or you’ll soon be washing a loved one away. Patricia Garrett said house cleaning should be done before New Year’s Day.“You need to put away the mops, brooms and dustpans because, if you sweep or dust on New Year’s, your fortune will be swept away.”As for fortunes, the first person one meets and the first words heard determine the fortunes for the year. And, the first person to enter a house on New Year’s should be a man. Shoo women away if the try to come in the house first. A woman brings in bad luck.And, don’t use knives or scissors as they could cut off your fortune.It’s lucky to see or hear songbirds on New Year’s Day. Red birds bring especially good luck.John and Sue Parish said eating black-eyed peas guarantee pocket money throughout the year and eating collards and turnips put green money in the wallet. Eating pork will bring good fortune because a pig always roots forward and you’ll move forward in the New Year. But don’t eat chicken on New Year’s or you’ll be scratching in the dirt in an effort to make ends meet.Eating 12 grapes when the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, one for each month, will bring good luck all year long.Crying on New Year’s is taboo. Those who cry on New Year’s Day will be unhappy all year long.So, with football bowl games set for New Year’s Day, this superstition should be given careful consideration, the Garrett/Parish clan said. Crying over the loss of a favorite team could set off 12 months of pouting.Open the doors and windows at midnight on New Year’s Eve to let the Old Year out and the New Year in.Drosky said kissing a midnight on New Year’s Eve means you will be treated with sweet affection all year long. So, if you are home alone on New Year’s Eve, kiss your dog or you cat. That works just as well, she said.For those who don’t believe in New Year’s superstitions and don’t follow the advice of past generations, the Garrett/Parish family suggests sleeping with a horseshoe under your pillow for good luck – just in case. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. 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Governor Wolf Reinforces Commitment to Rural Communities, Local Infrastructure with New Investments

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first_imgGovernor Wolf Reinforces Commitment to Rural Communities, Local Infrastructure with New Investments February 12, 2018 Infrastructure,  Press Release,  Transportation Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today outlined Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) plans to fix more locally owned bridges and improve more than 1,100 miles of rural and low-volume roadway through multi-year investments included in his budget proposal released last week.The department is implementing five-year investment programs including a Rural Commercial Routes program that will improve low-volume roads through industry partnerships and with cost-effective treatments like Recycled Asphalt Paving (RAP); and rehabilitating or replacing at least 85 municipally owned bridges over five years.“These investments build on the Road Maintenance and Preservation Program [Road MaP] that we started last year to increase effort on not only major routes, but also lower traffic roadways across the state,” Governor Wolf said. “We will leverage partnerships with local governments and private industry to bring targeted and much-needed improvements.”The Rural Commercial Routes program will invest $200 million over the five-year period on roadways seeing, on average, fewer than 3,000 vehicles daily. More than 360 miles will be improved in 2018-19 alone, including roadways posted with weight restrictions as well as an estimated 260 miles to be improved with lower-cost pavement treatments such as RAP.The program will also expand cost-sharing partnerships with heavy hauling industries to improve roadways not originally designed to handle heavy vehicles, many of which are posted with weight restrictions. Examples of industries that have previously taken part in the 50-percent cost-sharing partnership include timber, aggregate haulers, Unconventional Oil and Gas and Natural Gas, and more.“Many businesses rely on our rural roadways to transport their products,” PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards said. “These investments will improve travel not only for these industries, but also residents.”The administration is also expanding its focus on locally owned bridges by rehabilitating or replacing 85 to 100 bridges over five years. The $50 million program will add bridges to the department’s Twelve Year Transportation Program, requires no local match, and will bundle bridges for savings and efficiency wherever feasible.The local bridge investments complement the local bridge program included in Road MaP which makes opportunities available for counties who have taken steps to enhance their transportation networks by collecting the $5 vehicle registration fee enabled by Act 89 of 2013, the state transportation plan. While significant progress has been made on state-owned bridges – with 1,600 repaired or rebuilt since 2015 – 30.7 percent of the more than 6,500 locally owned bridges are structurally deficient compared to 12.2 percent on the state system.“We commend the local government officials who have made investments in their communities’ infrastructure,” Richards said. “This program will underscore our commitment to helping our local partners in our shared mission of safe, efficient travel.”The new investments complement the improvements completed and underway across the state. PennDOT has put out 684 bridge contracts and roughly 1,400 contracts for roadway and other improvement projects worth approximately $7.5 billion since January 2015.More information on Road MaP and Act 89 can be found on the “Act 89 Transportation Plan” page at www.penndot.gov.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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