Thursday, June 28, 2012

My Lady

This is the way we sang it as children...

Ladybug, ladybug,
fly a way!
The house is
on fire!
And the kids
ran away!

This is the original...

"Ladybug, ladybug, fly away home
Your house is on fire, and your children will burn
All except for little nan, weaving gold laces as fast as she can"

I love Ladybugs and always have. Infact I think it's the only bug I like. And till this day, whenever I see a Ladybug, my heart skips a beat and I'll say, "Oh a Ladybug!" with such excitement.

Back in the pioneer days when insects would eat their crops, they would pray to the Virgin Mary for help to stop the insects from destroying their crops. After much praying, swarms of Ladybugs came upon their crops and ate up all of those nasty pests. At first they named this bug Beetles of Our Lady. Then it was Lady Beetles. Which was changed to Ladybugs.

Some Ladybug legends;

Ladybugs lead us to money! If you find a ladybug in your house, count the spots and that will be how many dollars you will soon find!

Around the world ladybugs are good luck! In every culture ladybugs are good luck! Killing or harming one will bring bad luck! So if you find one in your house, garden or on you, consider yourself lucky! Good things are coming your way!

Nearly ALL cultures believe that a Ladybug is lucky. Killing one is said to bring sadness and misfortune.

If a Ladybug is held in the hand while making a wish, the direction that it flies away to shows where
your luck will come from.

The Victorians in Britain believed that if a Ladybug alighted on your hand, you would be receiving new gloves.....if it landed on your head, a new hat would be in your future, and so on.

In Norway, if a man and a woman spot a Ladybug at the same time, there will be a romance between them.

Ladybugs all dressed in red
Strolling through the flowerbed.
If I were tiny just like you
I'd creep among the flowers too!
~Maria Fleming

My sources;

Have a lovely day.
I'm signing off..........from Peek-A-Boo Street.


  1. Hi Anne,

    Love the ladybird on the daisy photos
    - beautiful.

    Perfect music too
    loved listening to it (paticularly the "skies of blue and clouds of white" bit) as we haven't had any blue skies for a while!!

    Have a lovely weekend

    Fiona x

  2. Beautiful photos and great stories about the cute little lady bug. I really enjoyed this post. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

  3. I Anne, I have just become one of your followers. I am new to the blog land. I found your blog by way of green day link.
    In Wales we used to sing Lady Bug, Lady Bug, fly away home, your house is on fire, your children all gone, all except nan whose hiding under the frying pan.
    I hope you come visit my little corner of blog land.
    Blessings, Sue


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