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Haint Blue

Discussion in 'Family and Personal Living' started by Enoch07, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. Enoch07

    Enoch07 It's all a sick freaking joke.
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    Haint blue - Wikipedia

    Came across this and been thinking about it a lot lately. Think I might paint my front porch ceiling haint blue as an old southern tradition.

    What ya think?
     
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  2. David1967

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    I think it's a neat idea. I've thought about doing it myself. Great conversation starter for sure. Me and my wife visited Quigly Castle outside of Eurika Springs Arkansas a couple of years ago and one of the rooms ceiling was painted "haint blue". The folklore behind it is interesting.
     
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  3. Enoch07

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    Yeah I remember seeing it growing up on "fancy" houses down south near Savannah. Never knew the lore behind it til recently. I always thought I was cool, but it kinda went away as these things tend to do. I am gonna bring it back!
     
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    Coincidentally my Grandmother claimed to talk to 'haints' (her word). I have absolutely no reason to disbelieve her.
     
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  5. Enoch07

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    I found the lore intriguing personally. Considering a "haint" is a ghost or witch that haunts someone until they die of exhaustion as the lore states. Kinda the way I feel because of my disease which causes fatigue/exhaustion at an accelerated rate. Dunno just been thinking about. Even if if doesn't help me spiritually, morally, or physically (placebo effect), at least I like the color and it's something different and a conversation starter. I am gonna do it my next days off. Will post pics!
     
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    Please do. Now you got me wanting to paint mine.:)
     
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    I say if you like it go with it.
    Haint blue - Wikipedia

    I'm not a fan of the superstitious aspect. "...Originally, haint blue was thought by the Gullah to ward haints, or ghosts, away from the home..."
     
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  8. Enoch07

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    Ah but I love superstition and folk lore! Especially Appalachian, Creole, and Native American.
     
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    As far as colors go, it's a fine color.

    I think hoping in God should be the emphasis not hoping in a paint color for protection.
     
  10. Enoch07

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    My disease is genetic. My Gene's were programmed from day one that this is how I would naturally die. Nothing can stop that. There is no cure for me. This is Gods plan for me. I am just having fun with the short time I have left, and if a little blue paint helps me get by on a daily basis then so be it.
     
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