Saturday, January 22, 2011

First Footing


There is an old Scottish tradition called "first footing" that said if the person who first entered your home on New Year's Day was a tall, dark-haired man then you would have good luck for the year. If there was only one dark haired man, he would cover the whole neighborhood. My Mom's Dad, Vista Mullan, was one of these men. When I was little, I recall my Grandmother insisting we girls next door stay put until a man entered.

Photo c. 1915

Digital Elements (Two Peas in a Bucket: Rhonna Farrer "New Years") (Basic Grey Textures "Dasher")

7 comments:

Celeste said...

such a wonderful page... I love it.

Alia said...

How interesting Cindy!

E.T said...

wow! that is an interesting story! Love your LO

Craftyanny said...

fab page Cindy
Anne x

Karen Wilson said...

Wonderful heritage page!! I havent made one in a while, this makes me want to create one soon..thank you!
TFS this beautiful layout!

Trish said...

Great story and LO,my SIL is Scottish

Micupoftea~ said...

Great story about your family! I did one last year on our tradition of eating grapes! What a treasured photo to own :)
xo