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St. Patrick’s Day 04 Nootime Question from Michaelskis

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Today’s Noontime question from Michaelskis is in honor of this Festive Day of the Irish! We have heard stories of Leprechauns and pots of gold at the end of the rainbow. When I was little, we would hear stories about if you caught a Leprechaun he had to grant you one wish, and if you found his pot of gold you would get to keep it, but he would become mean and try to get it back because it is the source of all his powers. So, growing up, every time I seen a rainbow I would want to go and take the pot of gold, then negotiate for unlimited wishes for him to get his pot of gold back.

Growing up, what legends, myths, or fair tales where you told as you where growing up?

Being that we have many different cultures and regions from around the world, I am looking for some interesting answers to this question.
 

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We were just talking about this one - I don't know if it's from being of Irish descent, but when there was thunder (when we were kids), my mom told us that it was just "God rolling potatoes".
 

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That if you worked hard, payed your taxes, moved into a nice house in a nice neighborhood, you would live happily ever after and could watch Father Knows Best on tv while your darling wife (wearing a fetching lime green dress) mixes you a martini and your 2.5 children children get all A's in school
 

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michaelskis said:
I am looking for some interesting answers to this question.
Well then! You can count me out.

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Maister said:
That if you worked hard, payed your taxes, moved into a nice house in a nice neighborhood, you would live happily ever after and could watch Father Knows Best on tv while your darling wife (wearing a fetching lime green dress) mixes you a martini and your 2.5 children children get all A's in school
You were really told this? Ouch! My dad tried to live this lifestyle, but he had a nervous breakdown in 1968 and suffered for 30 years because he still believed in the American dream ->>> COUGH COUGH <<<- and really did not want to understand what was ailing him. He wanted my mom to cook all the meals and darn all of her kids' socks, but really, mom was content just watching Dynasty and Dallas. I think I turned out okay. I certainly don't believe in an American dream ->>> COUGH COUGH <<<- .
 

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Maister said:
That if you worked hard, payed your taxes, moved into a nice house in a nice neighborhood, you would live happily ever after and could watch Father Knows Best on tv while your darling wife (wearing a fetching lime green dress) mixes you a martini and your 2.5 children children get all A's in school
HA! Good one!
 

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When we would go down to the family reunion in eastern kentucky (yikes!), I was often told not to go running aorund in the fields at night or I would be attacked by the "Ookis". You see, the Ookis is a large black cat-type thing - all black, even its eyes, so you can't see it as it sneaks up on you and pounces with its razor-sharp claws and devours you whole, etc. etc. The other notable characteristic of the Ookis is that it has a bright red butthole 8-! (can I say butthole here?), which conveniently allows any adult to say "I see the Ookis out there, you better get inside". When I would say I couldn't see it, they reply "oh, it must've turned around".

This is the family that raised me - no wonder I'm the way I am!
 
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