On A Full Moon 11 Part 1

Pat McGaha

Copyright 1-4992347791 2017

Like many of us, I use terms in my speech and writings and have no idea how they originated. In the U.S. Southern states, we are known for weaving old sayings and cliches into our colorful stories.

Graveyard shift: England is old and small and they ran out of places to bury people. They dug up coffins and took the bones to a “bone house” to reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, one out of 25 were found to have scratch marks on the inside. They realized they were burying people alive. They thought they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground tied to a bell. Someone would sit in the graveyard all night (the “graveyard shift”) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be “saved by the bell” or was considered a “dead…

View original post 3,517 more words

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s