Michelle McLean: Happy Friday the 13th, Mr. McLean

Yesterday the hubster and I celebrated 15 years of marriage. When I look back at everything we’ve gone through together, it seems like we’ve been together much longer, though it doesn’t feel anywhere near 15 years. And, as busy working parents in the middle of a work week, we celebrated as I’m sure many couples do…with a208079_166025970121252_5759763_n trip through the Burger King drive through after soccer and gymnastics practice LOL

11137117_10205985042483542_6296577675302576732_nWe were married on April 12th, but we actually had our reception on April 13th…a Friday πŸ˜€ We held it at this beautiful old mansion that was booked for MONTHS out. But no one wanted their wedding on Friday the 13th. So that one day in a sea of booked days was open. We immediately snagged it. And aside from a few normal snafus, it went pretty well πŸ™‚

I suppose my hubs and I aren’t the most superstitious of people. Though the origins of Friday the 13th being unlucky seem to stem from any number of sources,Β and originating from both Friday and the number 13 being considered unlucky separately (so apparently even worse when combined), though largely only in Christian circles, I tried to find some truly creepy, strange happenings that occurred on this date. Other than the hubs and I celebrating our marriage, of course.

Surprisingly, I didn’t really find any. Yes, there have been tragic things that have occurred. Natural disasters, bombings, murders…the Olsen twins being born. But those sorts of things can occur on any day. I didn’t really come across anything truly ODD, something that one might attribute to a superstition regarding bad luck (though I suppose the storms/fires/natural disasters would come the closest as those do not occur through a conscious decision made by a human being).

Allandale Mansion - Photo by Brent Moore
Allandale Mansion – Photo by Brent Moore

In any case, regardless of what history may believe, Friday the 13th has always been a lucky day for my little family. It was the day we were able to celebrate our marriage for the very first time. And we got to do it in a place that looked like this for an absolute steal, because no one else would take a chance. πŸ™‚

Happy Anniversary Mr. McLean. Here’s to many, many more πŸ™‚

Do you consider Friday the 13th to be unlucky? Do you know of any strange things happenings occurring on Friday the 13th?

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Michelle McLean is a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl who is addicted to chocolate and Goldfish crackers and spent most of her formative years with her nose in a book. She has a B.S. in History, a M.A. in English, and a knack for explaining complicated things to uncomplicated people. Michelle's non-fiction works include guides on how to write essays, term papers, literary analysis essays, and poetry. She also writes romance with a good dose of mystery and humor, historicals, and a paranormal here and there. When Michelle's not editing, reading or chasing her kids around, she can usually be found in a quiet corner working on her next book. She resides in PA with her husband and two children, an insanely hyper dog, and three very spoiled cats.

3 Responses

  1. Barbara Monajem

    When I was a kid, I decided Friday the 13th wasn’t unlucky, but Saturday the 14th might be… Not that anything bad happened then; I think I just wanted to be different. I still find it hard to believe that so many buildings don’t have a 13th floor. Or rather, don’t have a floor labeled the 13th. (Insert eye roll icon here, if there is such a thing.)

  2. laurenlinwood

    Happy Anniversary to you! I’ve actually found Friday the 13th to be a lucky day for me, as well. Love the mansion that you got to celebrate your wedding in. Now you have to write it into a future book…and make the H&H marry on Friday the 13th!

  3. dholcomb1

    Happy Anniversary!

    I don’t have a problem with Friday the 13th. I know of several children who were born on that day.