I love "useless" knowledge, and I ask an annoying amount of questions. Lucky for me, a certain member of the A-Team seems to know all the little details of the how the world works. (We won't even get into how well this girl can tie a bow...seriously, it's scary). To me, this information is important and particularly useful for cocktail parties. So, fellow Superburbians, I give you the first of many "Cocktail Banter" installments.
Let me begin this edition with a back story. During our traditional trip to the Vermont Country Store (amazing), we were in the process of checking out and I noticed golden crickets by the register. I was making fun of the fact that random crickets are the Country Store's version of a candy bar, and Al (the lady in the know of all random facts) politely told me the importance of such a novelty.
And thus, I will share it with you...
A cricket on the hearth brings good luck and fortune to the home. The legend goes back to Chinese folklore but also associated with Victorian literature, ie: Charles Dickens "The Cricket on the Hearth."
What a great addition to any housewarming gift! As always, thanks Al ;)
"To find a cricket on the hearth is the luckiest thing of all." - Charles Dickens