Saturday, August 17, 2013
Whistling Girls and Crowing Hens
I grew up steeped in old wives tales. My grandmother had one of those old sayings or omens for everything and of course, I believed her. The one I followed faithfully was, "whistling girls and crowing hens will always come to some bad end." I didn't want to come to a bad end but I always yearned to be able to whistle. My grandfather, my uncles and the hired men all whistled but they were men so they wouldn't come to a bad end.
By the time I grew up, I had figured out the old wives tales were just a part of country culture and I tried whistling for the very first time but still just a little nervous that the bad end might be just around the corner. I'd pucker up in whistler imitation but no sound came out. I couldn't whistle. Throughout the years, I'd practice a little but the tunes were always flat and off key. How disgusting.
For the past 3 years, I've been practicing whistling whenever I'm in the car. I've had a slight break-through and I'm whistling a real tune..... on key. YAY. I'm not bragging that it's good but I can whistle.
Whoever said "you can't teach an old dog new tricks?" nyuk nyuk nyuk
Hey Bloggie People..... do you whistle?
Here's a vid of a guy whistling without moving his lips. I did post this a couple of years ago so those of you who have been with me for a while may have seen it.