Posted: 31/12/2016 at 12:57
When we're at MIL's for New Year she sends my black haired OH out of the back door at midnight and he has to come back in by the front door (unlocked especially for the occasion) bearing salt and a piece of coal. MIL's family were Andersons and I believe there were Scottish ancestors.
My family (strict if not Strict Methodists from Bedfordshire) never did anything of the sort, having no truck with such superstitious nonsense My maternal grandmother was a Mitchell and I believe there's Scottish blood a long way back, but it's pretty well diluted by now.
Last edited: 31 December 2016 13:00:19