Memory Trigger 25. Friday The 13th.


Friday the 13th is considered to be unlucky in Western superstition. In India, thanks to centuries of colonialism, many Indians exposed to such ideas also consider it to be unlucky. I personally have not done so but often wonder once a year.

An article today in an online newspaper has triggered a memory for me.

It was on Friday the 13th of March 2009 that my friend of forty eight years who was my wife for forty of them died.

Could there really be something sinister about Friday the 13th?

This entry was posted in Family, Nostalgia, Relationships and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

15 Responses to Memory Trigger 25. Friday The 13th.

  1. shackman says:

    The Templars would certainly agree – the church tried to wipe them out on Friday the 13th, hence the legend of the day being unlucky was born. In my case, it is nothing different as I tend to think that without bad luck I’d have no luck at all. 🙂

    • Your last sentence is a very poignant one Shackman and worth going into my ‘quotes’ folder to be used at appropriate times.

    • Ursula says:

      Yes, Ramana, it is a great quote. But, on using it, will you know who to attribute it to?

      See, what happened on reading Shackman’s last sentence I was so impressed, nay, overjoyed at the company I keep on my blog, I had to share Chuck’s wit with the Angel. Yes, he said without missing a beat, that’s Albert King (Blues). Not that that deflated my admiration for Shackman. So, listen to “Born under a bad sign” (title of the song). Now, of course, I wonder (and worry) what sign Shackman was born under.

      U
      Ursula recently posted..Reasoning

      • shackman says:

        The essence of that quote has been around forever – personally I never heard the song that includes it nor do I care about attribution on anything I say, original or not. I am a Libra

      • I am impressed with Angel’s knowledge. It is not often that you come across a youngster who is fond of blues and can recall such music.

  2. tammy j says:

    i didn’t even realize it was Fri the 13th until i came here just now!
    and i laughed until i got to the line where Urmeela died on a Friday the 13th.
    i don’t put any store in superstitions. i have walked under ladders and such.
    i don’t know if it’s true of all . . . but years ago there were no 13th floors in some buildings even! or no room 13 in buildings.
    and Shackman i had no idea that the day of Fri 13th being unlucky originated because of the Templars. that’s very interesting. I’ve watched some documentaries of them lately on the internet.
    my mother died just before new year’s eve in 1971 and i know that it forever changed how i felt about a new year. it always leaves me with a sense of foreboding. silly. but that’s there. so whether we’re superstitious or not those kind of things linger.

    • tammy j says:

      now after reading the link I am going to start noticing the buildings with no number 13 in floors or room numbers!
      they’re so poll happy here. it would be interesting to see if people are still superstitious about it.
      tammy j recently posted..baby butts and coconut

      • I presume that you are talking about the local Oklahoma population. If you find that they are more superstitious than the rest of the USA, please do write a blog post about your findings. It should be very interesting.

    • You are right. It does not have to be a Friday. The 13th of March will always be an important day for me like your new year’s eve for you.

  3. I’m not bothered by Friday the 13th, but I can understand why it may be a bad memory trigger for you. For some reason I remember March 5, which was my mother’s birthday. That’s not a sad memory, just a touching one.
    Cheerful Monk recently posted..So Much for That Forecast

  4. kylie says:

    I am always touched at the way you speak of Urmeela with such affection. That Friday the 13th was not a good one
    kylie recently posted..The Alternator

  5. I didn’t actually notice this last Friday as the 13th, because I was away – okay the weather wasn’t great, but the food and the surroundings were. I may have gone for a walk, or I might not have- I really can’t remember…

    I do remember moving from one room to another (on 13th)
    – as I had to sleep in another part of the complex due to the fact I changed my initial bookings… I had been in Claire House but never slept down there, I think it may have been one of the original buildings as the facilities were very different from Forrest Wing where I went to for the rest of my stay…

Comments are closed.