Spell A Day
Spell Date: Thursday, November 22, 2001
To find out which of two unmarried maidens will be the first to marry, have each take hold of the same wishbone and together break it into two pieces while saying: “Bone, I wish the future read. Who shall be the first to wed?” The girl who receives the bigger of the two pieces will walk down the aisle before the other. This old method of marriage divination is English in origin and dates back at least to the Middle Ages. Deriving from it is our popular Thanksgiving custom of two persons making a wish while breaking a wishbone apart.
This post was written by Gerina Dunwich
on November 22, 2001
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