Wednesday, June 25, 2008

ABC Wednesday - Wishbone



W is for Wishbone.............



a wishbone isolated against white




I am not sure of the customs in other countries, but in the US, the wishbone has a tradition.

After it has been removed from the cooked chicken or turkey, it is left to dry.

Once dried, two people will make a wish and wrap their pinkie finger around each side.

They pull with their fingers until the bone breaks, and the person with the larger piece will have their "wish granted".

My kids used to love to do the wishbone, just as we did when we were children.











21 comments:

  1. We have the same tradition here

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  2. It´s not tradition were I live (in sweden) as I know it anyway. But I think most people now about it though through films and tv.

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  3. Well that is a nice tradition. I have no idea if we have the same tradition in Holland.

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  4. Hello again - I loved the wishbone as a child, but hated to wait for it to dry to get my wish. I remember convincing my mom or dad to help me make my wish only to have it bend and not break. I invite you to come see my W if for woodpecker contribution. -- Margy

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  5. Here too!

    Great post, so artistically presented.

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  6. P.S. Dont think there is such a word as artistically.......so just read it as artistic & well presented! LOL!

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  7. Kathy, know all about the wishbone, lol, btw wow how clean that bone is, some one was hungry, lol. Very nice photo in deed, Anna :)

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  8. Growing up in Scotland, my grandmother was very competitive with the wishbone.

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  9. Perfect choice for W. Never entered my mind. Love the simple photo of it with the slight shadow.
    My kids always loved that tradition too.

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  10. I've heard of that but never tried... =(

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  11. Traditions are quite wonderful. And the pic says it all.

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  12. I always like your ABC Wednesday posts, Kathy, because you have such a knack for thinking of something clever to photograph for each letter. The wishbone is perfect.

    Bobbie

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  15. Great idea and Pic Kathy, I used to and still do the wishbone tradition.

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  16. Haha Anna - it had to be made presentable as a photo -hence the clean bone!

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  17. I still do it..Shhhhh, dont tell anyone..;-)

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  18. A very good "W"...I missed ABC Wednesday due to house guests but I certainly am enjoying seeing what others came up with!

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