Wednesday, May 16, 2012

What day were you born on?

Here is a little fun for you......a very old bit of fortune telling of a sort.....

Monday's child is fair of face
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go,
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for a living,
But the child who is born on the Sabbath Day
Is bonny and blithe and good and gay


Go here.......Day Born....and find out what day you were born on:) I was born on a Friday.

I remember memorizing this poem in school in order to remember the days of the week.  I did a bit of research and apparently it was first recorded in 1838 in A. E. Bray's Traditions of Devonshire (Volume II, pp.287-288).

I remember being rather disappointed that I wasn't a Monday child and I was certainly very happy I wasn't a Wednesday child! Talk about childhood trauma for some little tyke....the person who wrote this had a lot to answer for....sheesh.

Take care:)

16 comments:

elle said...

Thanks! I did the whole family. Very interesting. I'm a Monday and not too sure about my fair face! lol

Deb Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Oh dear, I was a Wednesday's child :0( Fortunately, my fortune did not come true! Thanks for sharing! Deb

Judy said...

Sheesh indeed.I am a WEDNESDAY Child!!Sniff..sigh.."Oh Woe is me..."

Linens and Royals said...

That was fun. I'm Tuesday's child and full of grace. Others might say I'm full of something else. I wish being a Tuesday child had included having curly hair and being a bit taller.

Lin said...

Great. I'm a Thursday. I'm not sure that is much better than Wednesday. ;)

Rhissanna said...

Saturday's Child. I don't work at all! The rhyme would make an intriguing series of dolls, with Thursday's Child sat on a trunk and Tuesday's Child in dancing slippers.

Rhissanna said...

Saturday's Child. I don't work at all! The rhyme would make an intriguing series of dolls, with Thursday's Child sat on a trunk and Tuesday's Child in dancing slippers.

Catherine said...

I was born on a Friday! :)

Fun!

Have a wonderful Thursday Mary Ann!
xo Catherine

Susan Being Snippy said...

It is a traumatic poem! My sister born on a sunday is somewhat like it describes but her dark side is that she flaunts it and makes other feel less... Me a Saturday Girl and I have worked since I was 13 but not any more! Sometimes I think it is appropriate to hide things like that away and not expose them to children until they can understand that it is ONLY a poem and not a forecast.
For today, I will pretend I am Monday and enjoy the sunshine on my fair face!

Soggibottom said...

Some of us are Wednesday Children ha ha, oh well, can't win em all
:-) X X X

famfa said...

I knew I was Tuesday but I had a hard time convincing my mum I was full of grace. Pah!,

Soggibottom said...

That mouse must have finished by now :-) X

Soggibottom said...

That mouse must have finished by now :-) X

WendyCarole said...

I am a Sunday girl

Alix said...

I am a Saturday girl (my poor dad had to miss his cricket match because of me!) and I was disappointed when my daughter insisted on being born on a Wednesday. But early on, we said she was 'Wednesday's child is full of whoah!' because she is so full of life and racing ahead with life! Definitely a more positive spin!
x

John Gray said...

I was born on a wednesday!
hey ho

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