Tuesday, May 06, 2003
A Fool Shall Marry in February, When Her Skin is Washed-Out and Her Legs are Hairy.
posted by Mary |
5/06/2003 04:38:00 PM
Browsing on MSN earlier today I came across this article on wedding traditions and folklore. Most of it I had already heard, why there are bridesmaids, why grooms toss a garter, etc, but I had never seen this charming little ditty with a rhyming superstition for the month that you marry in:
Marry when the year is new, he'll be loving, kind and true.
When February birds do mate, you wed nor dread your fate.
If you wed when March winds blow, joy and sorrow both you'll know.
Marry in April if you can, joy for maiden and for man.
Marry in the month of May, you will romance the day.
Marry when June roses grow and over land and sea you'll go.
Those who in July do wed must labor for their daily bread.
Whoever wed in August be, many a change is sure to see.
Marry in September's shine so that your life is rich and fine.
If in October you do marry, love will come but riches tarry.
If you wed in bleak November, only joys will come, remember!
When December's snows fall fast, marry and your love will last.
I have to say I'm a little perplexed. Andrew and I were married on February 15th, as in "When February birds do mate, you will "wed nor dread your fate." Huh? I'm not dreading my fate, so that's a good thing. But I didn't marry my fate either, which sounds like a bad thing. Crap.
I'm also a tad bit worried for my friend Natalie, who was originally planning a December wedding (when snows fall fast, marry and your love will last) but has now moved it to March, when "March winds will blow, and joy and sorrow both you'll know". Yikes. I wish I had known about this when she was picking the date. Our friend Jenny seems to be in the clear with the 1st of May, when apparently she and Ryan will be "romancing the day." Whatever that means.
Don't brides have enough pressure on them already?