“If you catch a falling leaf in your hand in the autumn you’ll be free of colds all winter. But if you’ve never tried to catch a falling leaf in your hand you’ve got a surprise coming. Grandpa always grinned when he recited the old saying about catching a falling leaf and you’d be free of colds all winter.”
~John Parris Mountain Bred
As I washed dishes over the weekend I looked out the window just as a big gust of wind blew what looked like a million leaves out of the trees all at once. I yelled at Chitter to come look, but it was over before she came to see what I was hollering about.
I had a great urge to run outside and try to catch one of those leaves before they hit the ground. After reading the folklore shared from John Parris’s Grandpa I’m thinking I should have at least tried!