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    My best friend in NZ has always been a bit psychic (sp?), when we were about 13 or 14 she called me to tell me that her 3 year old niece Amber had drowned in a swimming pool, it was one phone call I will never forget.

    15 years ago my friend had her first baby, a girl named Taylor, and I was lucky enough to have booked a holiday so I got there 2 days after the birth. The night after I arrived my friend went into check on Taylor and came back out looking very pale. She said, "I saw Amber next to the cot". We discussed it and came to the conclusion that Amber was simply coming to have a look at her new cousin.

    The next morning, my friend thought Taylor didn't look well, and had a slight bluish tinge to her face. So we all dashed off to the hospital, to be told the devastating news that Taylor had a massive hole in her heart. She was in ICU and ended up being sent up to Auckland for an operation, the first of many.

    Over the years, my friend has seen Amber by Taylor's bedside many times, and we believe she is Taylor's guardian angel that watches over her.

    While Taylor is always going to at risk, I'm happy to say she has turned into a normal precocious hormonal teenager!

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    Greys, that's a beautiful happening.

    So Taylor has a guardian angel. Keep her safe Amber.

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    Thats really sweet Greys

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau View Post
    I have been thinking about this lately, and I don't believe in any superstitions anymore.
    Except for luck, I do believe in luck as a seperate force to the rational world.
    Some superstitions can be explained logically.
    Find a pin pick it up and all the day you'll have good luck, now no one will stand on it.
    Never walk under a ladder. Early workplace safety, who wants a can of paint falling on their head ?

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    LOL that's so true Emma!

    But the one about not putting new shoes on a table...no way would I put used ones on the table, especially my work boots...eeewwww! Why is it only new ones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreysAreGreat View Post
    LOL that's so true Emma!

    But the one about not putting new shoes on a table...no way would I put used ones on the table, especially my work boots...eeewwww! Why is it only new ones?
    I'd love to know this too! I've been wondering why, I always put my new shoes (in the box in the bag) on the table. Dogs can't reach up there here!

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    Hygeine, unless no one has ever tried them on before you bought them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    I'd love to know this too! I've been wondering why, I always put my new shoes (in the box in the bag) on the table. Dogs can't reach up there here!
    I did that once when my mom was visiting, never again. I've never seen her move so fast to get them off.
    She just said it's bad luck but I dont know why.

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    I vaguely remember my mum muttering something about if a dark haired man came in by the back door he had to leave by the back door..not sure if I've got that one right! I can only think it relates to when the coal man used to come around in the olden days and housewives didn't want dirty boot marks on the carpet through the house.

    ...or the coal man would make his getaway as hubby came through the front door lol.

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    Did a very quick google and came up with this

    It is bad luck to put new shoes on a bed (or a table) (comes from the tradition of dressing a corpse in new clothes and shoes and laying them out so everyone can give their respects) - (UK / Scotland)

    Some historians attribute it to the times when mining was commonplace in rural communities. When a fellow worker announces to the family that their relative who worked there died, they placed his boots on the table.
    Most others see shoes-on-table as a reminder of the olden times, when people buy new shoes to dress their dead, embalmed relative.
    Another set of others trace the superstition back to times when people were hanged for their crimes, for the table represents the final platform before being suspended from a noose until death. Whatever the case may be, shoes-on-table practices foretell bad fortune in the case of death

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