Tuesday, January 1, 2013

First Footing

Chinese food is more appealing than haggis.
In Scottish tradition, if a tall, dark-haired man is the first to cross your threshold in the New Year, you will have luck for the year. He also should bring a gift. Whiskey is considered an appropriate gift.

After much cajoling, I finally got Himself to go out onto the porch and ring the doorbell. He was welcomed in and his gift accepted. Hopefully, he will ensure our luck even though his once dark hair is now white. I'm hoping the fact his roots are still dark counts.  Happy Hogmanay!

Do you practice first footing?


  1. Very cool. The hubby is dark haired, but tall....hmm....

  2. Just had Husband do the same thing! (never hurts to cover all the bases, right?)