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April 19, 2012
What, me worry? A talk about Germans and their superstitions...

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Let's face it-you probably don't have any German ancestors.

So why should you care about an upcoming talk about German ancestors and their superstitions?

Depends on how afraid you are of Friday the 13th... or how much you care about Germans of yore and their fervent fears of things like dates, broken mirrors and black cats.

The German Cultural Center is hoping someone does in presenting a program called "Folk Beliefs and Superstitions of Our German Ancestors" this Friday.

The talk is to be delivered by Ingeborg Carpenter, who has a yen for German ethnology.

The center's Facebook page contends attendees "will come away from this program with a much fuller respect for the day-to-day threats and afflictions that Germans of yore had to learn to ward off."

Wow-that's a "fuller kind of respect" I never gave much thought to...

"Folk Beliefs and Superstitions of Our German Ancestors."
When: 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 20, 2012.
Where: The Sacramento Turn Verein, 3349 J St., Sacramento
Admission: Free.
Information: Lorelei@softcom.net.

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