Friday the 13th is said to be one of the unluckiest days of all. I did some research on the historic origins of this day—but it appears no one seems to know exactly why this day is considered to be so unlucky—though there are plenty of interesting theories out there!
Some superstitious folks actually live in fear until the day is past. Years ago, my darling husband started a Phobiologologist Club. The way to become a member was to find a phobia word he'd never heard of, or to come up with a new phobia word which made him laugh! The fear of Friday the 13th has been dubbed friggatriskaidekaphobia. The word is a combination of Frigga -- the name of a Norse goddess for whom "Friday" is named and triskaidekaphobia meaning fear of the number thirteen.
It is interesting to note that in some cultures, Friday the 17th is considered to be far worse than Friday the 13th! I guess it is all a matter of perspective.
Thank you dear ones, for all your thoughts and prayers over last week. The blood tests ALL came back normal and other tests showed only one small cyst which they will be watching closely. I go back for a mammogram every six months for awhile. All that is left to be done is to visit a dermatologist specialist. Once that is done, I will be home free. Thanks again.
* NOTE: You don't have to stick to the theme I choose each Friday. Just put up the postcards you love and tell us why you like them.