I'll Try Again...

Started by: TerryW (6276)

Tea leaf reading, or Tasseography, was first attributed to people in China who have held a deep adoration of tea and its beneficial qualities for centuries.

Fortune tellers began to notice patterns and shapes left in their cups after drinking tea and interpreted them as prophecies and messages of the past, present and future. This spread and developed during the seventeenth century when Dutch merchants introduced tea to Europe. As a cheap method of fortune-telling, it only required a cup of tea so became increasingly popular as both a means to tell the future and a method of entertainment.

Have you have ever had your tea leaves read? I remember the old women in the street used to gather for a brew then have a session of reading each others cups. I don't suppose it happens much these days with teabags being so easy to brew up.

Started: 4th Jan 2021 at 22:12

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

No jokes about the chap with piles who was told to rub cold wet tea leaves on them. When he went to see his Dr for help the Doc said there wasn't much he could do but look at them. Over the chap bent and asked are they bad? No said the Doc but I see you are going on a long journey.

Replied: 4th Jan 2021 at 22:17

Posted by: Arfur petesake (252)

Terry, I sell both Indian and Chinese tea in my corner shop, Because of where we live, people prefer the ole tea bag so. Its very rare to meet a person of your standing , education and worldliness , I once went in Gypsy rose Lee's cabin in Blackpool, she offered me a cup of Tasseography and gave me 6 numbers for the next lottery, Of course it did not win, So I went back for a refund and there was a sign on the door,


Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 21:02

Posted by: wnwanderer (22)

I don't ruddy tea-leaf it!

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 22:21

Posted by: nanajacqui (3649) 

No not tea leaves Terry,but I went to a house many years ago & about ten of us ladies were there.A Clairvoyant took us one by one into another room & said exactly the same to each of us.One lady was pregnant & she never picked up on that so we gave her £5 each instead of £8. You should have seen her face when we told her !

Replied: 6th Jan 2021 at 08:46

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6945)

Tis a lesson you should heed,
If at first you don't succeed,
Twy, twy again;

Then your courage should appear,
For if you will persevere,
You will conquer, never fear
Twy, twy again;

Once or twice, though you should fail,
If you would at last prevail,
Twy, twy again;

If we strive, 'tis no disgrace
Though we do not win the race;
What should you do in the case?
Twy, twy again;

If you find your task is hard,
Time will bring you your reward,
Twy, twy again;

All that other folks can do,
Why, with patience, should not you?
Only keep this rule in view:
Twy, twy again;

Replied: 6th Jan 2021 at 11:23

Posted by: nanajacqui (3649) 

Reminds me of the man singing on Only fools & horses....instead of crying over you,did you see it ?

Replied: 6th Jan 2021 at 11:29

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6945)

I saw that, but I missed it at the time, and the first time I saw it was on YooTube, and it must be one of the funniest things I have ever seen

Replied: 6th Jan 2021 at 12:10

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

Tony Angelo & Raquel - Crying

Replied: 6th Jan 2021 at 12:19

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6945)

Replied: 6th Jan 2021 at 12:46

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

NanaJ was it Margery Jolley you went to see?

Replied: 6th Jan 2021 at 19:32

Posted by: nanajacqui (3649) 

She came to my friends house about 45 years ago Terry & I can't remember her name sorry

Replied: 6th Jan 2021 at 19:52

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

It's alright NanaJ, I was just asking no big deal.

Replied: 6th Jan 2021 at 19:56

Posted by: wnwanderer (22)

TerryW - did she work as a dinner lady?

Replied: 6th Jan 2021 at 20:02

Posted by: nanajacqui (3649) 

If it's the same lady she'll be about 90 now

Replied: 6th Jan 2021 at 20:03

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

Margery died some years ago 2002, she was a nurse at Whelley if I remember right.

Replied: 6th Jan 2021 at 20:07
Last edited by TerryW: 6th Jan 2021 at 20:12:20

Posted by: nanajacqui (3649) 

Could be her then Terry,I don't know her background

Replied: 6th Jan 2021 at 20:17

Posted by: momac (11544) 

She worked at Whelley Hospital the same time as I did..I could tell a story re what she told me one night,but it's a bit long.
On another note,she told the the women of a group one night that "sadly one of us won't be here next week" was her that wasn't there,she fell down the stairs and died..I can't remember who told me.I also have her book,it's very interesting.

Replied: 6th Jan 2021 at 20:24

Posted by: nanajacqui (3649) 

She was about 5 foot 8" not slim and wore glasses

Replied: 6th Jan 2021 at 20:35

Posted by: momac (11544) 

Margery was a large built woman,a bit stern looking with jet black hair.

Replied: 6th Jan 2021 at 20:42

Posted by: nanajacqui (3649) 

Sounds like it was her momac,she was stern looking,the girls nominated me to tell her we were not paying the full price

Replied: 6th Jan 2021 at 21:33

Posted by: momac (11544) 

She could drive but said that she had no sense of direction so asked clients to go to her house..did you go to her house n.j.

Replied: 6th Jan 2021 at 21:47
Last edited by momac: 6th Jan 2021 at 21:48:59

Posted by: nanajacqui (3649) 

No momac she came to my friend in Pemberton

Replied: 6th Jan 2021 at 21:53

Posted by: momac (11544) 

She must have had more confidence then.

Replied: 6th Jan 2021 at 21:56

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

Margery was related to the young boy who went missing in Ince in the 60s, his dad was her cousin.

Replied: 8th Jan 2021 at 07:38


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