How many times have you been washing dishes, putting away the silverware, or setting the table and you happened to drop a spoon, a knife, or a fork?
Did you know that there is an Old Wife’s Tale that foretells the future by the dropping of silverware?
If you drop a spoon, a baby is coming. This literally means that someone in your family is going to have a baby.
If you drop a fork, a woman is coming. When you drop a fork that means that a woman is coming to your door. It could be a friend, a family member, or even just a delivery person. Sometime during the next 24 hours a woman will knock on your door or ring your doorbell.
If you drop a knife, a man is coming. This is the same as for dropping a fork only it will be a man.
Mother rarely used wives tales but this is one she always did. For her, it was spoon was women and fork was man. I still think about that when I drop silverware, (five second rule does not apply). Only in doing research did the spoon+dropping= baby. The knife had no connection.