Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Wishing on a Wishbone..

Traditionally, after the wishbone is removed from the turkey, it is dried out for a day and a game of tug-of-war takes place. The person with the larger half of the broken wishbone is the "winner" of one wish. This tradition began with the first-century Romans. They would fight over the broken bone, sometimes a bird bone instead, and believed that whoever had the bigger and better half was the lucky wisher. In the 1930s, the wishbone was a common image on North American good luck coins,  but by the 1990s, much like the rabbit foot, it had fallen out of favor.   
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