So… a quick search leads me to believe that while lots of us believe bad things happen in threes, there is no clear-cut superstition that explains the origins. Of course, plenty of threes have significance, the Christian Trinity, for instance… which has distinctively pagan connections, of course. (Click on the image to learn more.)
Anyway, a third woman of fame who impacted my life has died. Annette Funicello was my favorite Mouseketeer. I don’t know anything about her really, but I liked her enough that I was totally unwilling to embrace “The New Mickey Mouse Club” when it came out. No one else was Annette.
In the fire service, at least locally, it is a common superstition that death and significant incidents come in threes. So, if the medic unit lost a patient, everyone waited for the next two. If there was a multiple alarm fire in the night, the oncoming shift (shift change, 7 am) all but worried the next one into being. Yes, superstitions are silly, but…
Are you superstitious?