Just Who Started This Folklore

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  1. Jacqueline4390 profile image86
    Jacqueline4390posted 3 years ago

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    When I was a child, mom would always tell me to keep my head covered or “the March Wind will take your hair out.” I never challenged that statement; I just reached for my scarf.

    Now—I only wear a hat if it’s really cold but I often wondered where she got her information. Does anyone know? Also, do you have any favorites that you’d like to share?

    1. colorfulone profile image84
      colorfuloneposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I never heard that stated. Its a good one!

      My Dad used, "You better come inside, because the night hawks will get you."  We never questioned what a "night hawk" was, but we gladly went inside before dark where we knew we'd be safe.

      1. Sed-me profile image83
        Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Ay yi yi... that's slightly terrifying.

        1. colorfulone profile image84
          colorfuloneposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          I never felt terrified. I felt protected by my Daddy, and his watchful eye.

          1. Sed-me profile image83
            Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            That's very sweet. I, on the other hand, now have a fear of night hawks. lol

            1. colorfulone profile image84
              colorfuloneposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              I grew up in the wilderness and was use to being warned to watch out for wild animals, and how to act when encountering them. The night hawk saying was like another part of learning how to live in harmony.

      2. Jacqueline4390 profile image86
        Jacqueline4390posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Night Hawks ... I'd come inside, too!

    2. Pollyanna Jones profile image95
      Pollyanna Jonesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      We were told not to pull funny faces in the wind, or they would stick!

      I have not heard about the wind pulling your hair away though.

      1. Jacqueline4390 profile image86
        Jacqueline4390posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        WOW ...I never heard of the funny faces :-)

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        Snakesmumposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        We were always being told "Don't pull faces, because when the wind changes, your face will stay that way

        1. Jacqueline4390 profile image86
          Jacqueline4390posted 3 years agoin reply to this

          My mom missed that one ... I don't know how, though :-)

  2. tirelesstraveler profile image79
    tirelesstravelerposted 3 years ago

    I'd wear a scarf too if someone told me that.  My mother never let my hair grow long enough for it to blow anywhere when I was little.

  3. Popit profile image74
    Popitposted 3 years ago

    My mum used to say to me when I was rushing about; "If you fall and break your leg, don't come running to me."  There was no joke that she was aware of.  I never laughed, it annoyed me to the point of distraction.

    1. Jacqueline4390 profile image86
      Jacqueline4390posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Now that is a good one. Maybe she should have said "Don't come crawling to me!" :-)

 
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