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Lucky Sneezes Or Just A Cold?

Grow­ing up I was told by my mother or maybe it was my grand­mother that sneez­ing six times in a row was lucky. Of course back then the think­ing was it would bring a finan­cial mir­a­cle. Being very super­sti­tious and will­ing to put a quar­ter or so on a lot­tery ticket I always believed it would happen.

Well I have already hit the lot­tery of life and I am still try­ing for the finan­cial part of it. Yes like so many other believ­ers I know I will cash in that six digit ticket one of these days.

I sneeze a lot and count the sneezes. Of course when it comes about I make sure I drop to my knees oth­er­wise I will drop to my knees as I did in 1976 when I sneezed out my back. My father had to come to my Water­town apart­ment and prac­ti­cally carry me to the doctor.

Yes­ter­day, Tues­day the 8th of March I sneezed 9 times, which should be really lucky and since I don’t seem to be hit­ting the lot­tery it usu­ally means a good story. I am humored at the Chan­nel Five office about this and when I called the Assis­tant News Direc­tor, Gerry Ward­well, he laughed and said “what does that mean you are going to cover a rollover on Route 128?”

12 hours later I am sit­ting at the com­puter and Peabody Fire gives out a call for a tan­dem trac­tor trailer rollover on Route 128 at Route 95, eight miles from my home. I was beside myself and decided not to go as Ward­well was not going to get the last laugh.

A few min­utes later they upgraded the call and said the trailer that over­turned was car­ry­ing ink and it had cov­ered the road­way. I still did not want to go but when the sta­tion did a cut-in and the road­way looked like a rain­bow from the aer­ial view I slid down the pole and raced to the scene.

So was I right that some­thing would hap­pen or was Gerry right about a rollover on route 128?

Advan­tage Ward­well!

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  1. Another “ESP, Coin­ci­dence or Just Life” moment???…very interesting…can’t wait to see more of your pics.

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