Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Happy Leap Day

I will wish you Happy Leap Day tonight because I won't be able to do it again for 4 years.

Papa told me today that there is an old Irish legend that the girls could ask someone they liked to marry them on Leap Day.  If the boy said no, he had to buy her 12 pairs of gloves so that she would have a pair to wear for each month of the year to hid the fact that she had no ring and was unmarried.  He really got a big kick out of this story.  

4 comments:

Connie said...

I've heard of that tradition before but hadn't herd of the 12 pair of gloves! That makes me smile.

Connie said...

I meant heard.

Yvonne said...

I have heard more about "leap day" than any year in the past.

Hope you had a great one.

Nancy Face said...

That's a fun legend!