“He loves me, he loves me not, he loves me, he loves me not…”
Many a young girl recites these words as she pulls petals off a flower. The purpose is to reveal the true intent of an admirer.
Sayings, superstitions and old wives tales were tucked away in the memories and embedded in the culture of early Owen County settlers. Most were of Scotch-Irish, German and English descent, and along with their few belongings, they brought a rich legacy of these sayings from Europe to the New World.