Folklore

For Every Leaf You Catch

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“I read that for every leaf you catch, it equals one perfectly happy day the next year. I always try to catch as many as I can.”

Leslie – November 2015

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Tipper

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    b. Ruth
    October 29, 2019 at 9:24 am

    Tipper,
    I put a bushel basket under the edge of the woodland…the way the wind blows…Here’s hoping to catch at least three hundred and sixty five leaves…LOL
    Thanks for this post…

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    Susieq
    October 20, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    I’ve never heard of the saying about falling leaves either, but I am thankful to live in a 4 season place also . I enjoy something about every one, but somethings about every one makes me yearn for the next season. Always liked the smell of burning leaves too and jumping into a big pile of them. My favorite is to be walking down the road and twirl around with a wind blown swirl of leaves. Fall ,rain, and snow has a familiar sweet scent . I remember the smell of coal burning in Granny’s coal stove, and soot blown all over the snow . So looking forward to waking up early on Thanksgiving morning , steaming up the windows cooking ,and watching the leaves blow, and listening to Christmas music. I do enjoy snow. A big snow .

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    Gigi
    October 20, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Had heard that Tipper. Fall is my favorite time of yr. Everything is so colorful bright. It is just beautiful. But it does come to an end and then there’s the cold winter. As a kid i loved to try and catch the leaves twisting as they are falling down. It was fun. Thanks Tipper. God Bless!

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    Ed Ammons
    October 20, 2018 at 10:25 am

    I wonder if you can give them away and say,
    “Here you go, have a wonderful day!”

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    PinnacleCreek
    October 20, 2018 at 10:19 am

    I cannot imagine life without falling leaves. The beautiful things of nature are often treated as a nuisance or aggravation in this day and time. I will admit I would not have been so enthusiastic planting trees if I had foreseen all the leaves blowing from the trees on the sloped back yard. Always a believer in making lemonade out of lemons, I rake them over my garden where I leave a few sturdy pepper plants to hold them, They make a nice addition to the compost pile.

    I have never heard of catching falling leaves bringing forth good days. I will just add it to my long list of things learned from Tipper. Sometimes it is no fun adulting (my friend’s word for being an adult) because you rake the leaves instead of catching them, and that snowflake no longer feels good on your face. Also adults avoid mud puddles, and they used to be so much fun. You lose that magic! Well, maybe one of the neighbor’s kids will ask me to help with their leaf project for the Autumn. If so, it will be the fifth child I have helped, and for a time I enjoy the hunt for the perfect leaves.

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    Jeanie
    October 20, 2018 at 9:23 am

    Never heard this one but I will pass it on to the grands and greats. They will have fun trying to catch them.

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    Dee
    October 20, 2018 at 9:18 am

    Ah leaves falling. Takes me back to when I was a teenager and would see my father out raking leaves. Didn’t matter that I was in my teens for I felt like a 7 year old with a big desire to go jump in that pile of leaves. I don’t know why, but I always liked the aroma when my father would burn the leaves. My husband does not like the fall at all. He says everything is dying. He loves spring when new life comes forth. I’ve always lived in an area that had the four seasons. I think I loved them when I was younger, now I would prefer to spend winter in a warm sunny climate. But if her saying is true, I better get out there and start catching leaves.

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      Ed Ammons
      October 20, 2018 at 10:41 am

      Fall is when the oaks, hickorys, and walnuts, apples, pears, and persimmons are fattening the woodland creatures for the harsh season ahead. When the trees spread a blanket of leaves around their roots to keep them warm through the winter. Nothing is dying! Fall is the time for all creation to rest and enjoy the fruits of another year’s labors.

      Sounds like something out of a TV documentary don’t it? I don’t watch TV anymore.

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    Don Byers
    October 20, 2018 at 9:04 am

    Would love to be at Stecoah today….good music and such a beautiful area….was out there a couple of weeks ago on the motorcycle…

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    Ron Stephens
    October 20, 2018 at 8:03 am

    Never heard that one. I have plenty of opportunity to catch a year’s worth if I would be patient. This shapes up to be a year when they will hang on until late then fall quickly.

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    Miss Cindy
    October 20, 2018 at 6:53 am

    It is that time of year, when the leaves turn, dry, and drop. I love the fall but it always makes me a little sad and thoughtful. After they fall comes the long dark quiet of winter. Less mowing and more reading, less doing and more thinking, thank goodness the gym is open year round!
    I like living where we get to fully experience all four seasons!

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