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:

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

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

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

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  4. 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.

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

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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.

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  8. I was born on a Friday! :)

    Fun!

    Have a wonderful Thursday Mary Ann!
    xo Catherine

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  9. 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!

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

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

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  12. That mouse must have finished by now :-) X

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  13. That mouse must have finished by now :-) X

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  14. 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

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  15. I was born on a wednesday!
    hey ho

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