William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Saturday, 1, January, 2011


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?



  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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