Owls Beware on Halloween

Go drive dull care away from you
So the witches can’t cast their charms,
Hang an owl’s wishbone over the door
It will shield you from all the harm.

I’ve never heard of the protective power of an owl’s wishbone over the door, but the Victorians loved to insert such wisdom into their postcards. Watch out Woodsy!

Vintage Halloween Postcard


Don’t look at the dogs, work the lock! You looked at the dogs!

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