The third Friday the 13th of 2012: Is it bad luck?

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Friday marks another Friday the 13th this year. It’s the year’s third (yes, third) and final.

We asked you on Facebook: Is it just another day, or do you use a little more caution on the unluckiest day of the year?

“I love Friday the 13th. I don’t believe black cats are unlucky. Right now, I am cuddling with my adorable black cat that I recently adopted from a woman in a nursing home (she wanted to find a good home for him since they did not allow cats...) If anything, I would say that he’s a rather lucky little man right now. Happy Friday the 13th!”

— Amber Ollis

“Friday the 13th was unlucky for the Knights Templar via the Catholic Church. I think the rest of us are going to be OK!”

— Jeff Snyder

“My ex-husband, Greg Miller, has two black cats, one is almost 16 years old and the other is just 2, Marc and Buck... so I guess my superstition is not black cats walking in my path but looking out for ladders that I refuse to walk under to prevent bad luck from happening to me — or any of my loved ones!”

— Jodi Gardner Barnard

“It is the third and final, yes, but did you know they are 13 weeks apart? I say go to work on Friday, get married on Friday, and by all means play the lottery on Friday! Throw superstition to the wind and have a ball!”

—  Carol Baize

“If I was still married, it would have been my 10th wedding anniversary. I use the day as a great excuse to watch Friday the 13th movies...”

—  Christina Miller