William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Saturday, 1, January, 2011

Qualtagh

Filed under: Circle Game — williamthecoroner @ 11:19

Or first footing. The first person into one’s house in the New Year, for good luck though the coming year should be a dark-haired (1) man, bearing money (2) and perhaps other good (bread, salt, peat, whiskey) (3).

I hope your first guests were auspicious.

1. Dark hair, so it wasn’t a Viking marauder.
2. For prosperity, of course.
3. Sort of encapsulates the base of Maslow’s pyramid, don’t it?

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4 Comments »

  1. Ah, you musta read my New Year’s Eve post. In our case, that dark-haired man carried a bucket of coal.

    Comment by Crucis — Monday, 3, January, 2011 @ 15:48 | Reply

  2. Good point, problem was my first visitor was from Vermont… He ate the bread, drank the Whiskey and took the salt 🙂

    Comment by Old NFO — Tuesday, 4, January, 2011 @ 07:10 | Reply

    • What else do you expect from the French?

      Comment by williamthecoroner — Tuesday, 4, January, 2011 @ 12:11

    • Good point Sir! Good point… sigh…

      Comment by Old NFO — Wednesday, 5, January, 2011 @ 05:55


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