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« Topic Start: February 06, 2010, 12:35:17 pm »

My old family home is about 100 years old and is a built on a piece of land home to the family for almost 160 years. We sold the home in recent years but my mother still lives nearby. The new family has found playing cards inside the walls during renovations.

Any idea whaty this is for?

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« Reply #1: February 06, 2010, 05:30:40 pm »

My old family home is about 100 years old and is a built on a piece of land home to the family for almost 160 years. We sold the home in recent years but my mother still lives nearby. The new family has found playing cards inside the walls during renovations.

Just a deck of cards somewhere in the walls or specific cards in specific locations?
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« Reply #2: February 08, 2010, 03:56:53 pm »

My old family home is about 100 years old and is a built on a piece of land home to the family for almost 160 years. We sold the home in recent years but my mother still lives nearby. The new family has found playing cards inside the walls during renovations.

Any idea whaty this is for?

Thank you,

Mandy

as someone always fuss about source of info here.. I will start by saying what I know comes from one of my grandfather.. who is now passed..its a first hand account.. nothing more...   card have meanings attached to them.. if my grandfather liked the family he was building a house for he would put heart cards in the walls of the house.. if he did not like them spades would be left in the house.. saints cards where also sometimes put in the walls.. as well as whiskey in the roof..  gramps believed in covering all basses..   of corse it could also be like my uncles lunchbox that is entombed in a wall somewhere with a girly magazine..some thing just over looked as the wall was closed in.. 
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« Reply #3: February 08, 2010, 04:58:05 pm »

as someone always fuss about source of info here.. I will start by saying what I know comes from one of my grandfather.. who is now passed..its a first hand account.. nothing more...   card have meanings attached to them.. if my grandfather liked the family he was building a house for he would put heart cards in the walls of the house.. if he did not like them spades would be left in the house.. saints cards where also sometimes put in the walls.. as well as whiskey in the roof..  gramps believed in covering all basses..   of corse it could also be like my uncles lunchbox that is entombed in a wall somewhere with a girly magazine..some thing just over looked as the wall was closed in.. 

That's very interesting. LOL on your uncle's lunchbox too.
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« Reply #4: February 15, 2010, 02:12:07 pm »

Just a deck of cards somewhere in the walls or specific cards in specific locations?

The family told me there were individual cards. The walls they tore out had jacks and aces. I'm not sure what suit.

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« Reply #5: February 15, 2010, 02:14:05 pm »

as someone always fuss about source of info here.. I will start by saying what I know comes from one of my grandfather.. who is now passed..its a first hand account.. nothing more...   card have meanings attached to them.. if my grandfather liked the family he was building a house for he would put heart cards in the walls of the house.. if he did not like them spades would be left in the house.. saints cards where also sometimes put in the walls.. as well as whiskey in the roof..  gramps believed in covering all basses..   of corse it could also be like my uncles lunchbox that is entombed in a wall somewhere with a girly magazine..some thing just over looked as the wall was closed in.. 

I'm interested because my ancestors from that side were very Methodist and would NEVER have practiced folk magic. I think they must have had helpers, or we had a secret believer somewhere in the old tree. Thank you so much for the info.
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« Reply #6: February 15, 2010, 04:44:18 pm »

The family told me there were individual cards. The walls they tore out had jacks and aces. I'm not sure what suit.

That doesn't mean a thing to me. Sorry.
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« Reply #7: September 04, 2010, 07:33:09 pm »

The family told me there were individual cards. The walls they tore out had jacks and aces. I'm not sure what suit.



http://www3.sympatico.ca/terrir/playing_card_meanings.html <-- this might help with card meanings.  It seems that each card type has a meaning that is made more specific by the suit.

Jacks represent "Youth" and Aces represent "New Beginnings"

Perhaps a child?  How old are these cards???
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« Reply #8: September 16, 2010, 07:07:34 pm »

http://www3.sympatico.ca/terrir/playing_card_meanings.html <-- this might help with card meanings.  It seems that each card type has a meaning that is made more specific by the suit.

Jacks represent "Youth" and Aces represent "New Beginnings"

Perhaps a child?  How old are these cards???

The walls were built around 1900 and had not be altered since that time.
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« Reply #9: September 16, 2010, 09:14:23 pm »

http://www3.sympatico.ca/terrir/playing_card_meanings.html <-- this might help with card meanings.  It seems that each card type has a meaning that is made more specific by the suit.

Jacks represent "Youth" and Aces represent "New Beginnings"

Perhaps a child?  How old are these cards???


I had no idea that actual playing cards had meanings! Tagging this thread for future reading. VERY interesting!
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« Reply #10: September 17, 2010, 05:15:08 am »


I had no idea that actual playing cards had meanings! Tagging this thread for future reading. VERY interesting!

My favourite book on playing card meanings is Nerys Dee's Fortune Telling By Playing Cards. It's a slight volume, easy to slip into a bag for quick reference. She gives a page and a half (average) to each playing card, with Numerical Significance, Practical Significance, Psychological, Psychic, Influential and Reversed Significance; she also includes separate sections on history, the numerological significance of the deck in comparison to the Tarot deck, different spreads for divination readings.

Agnes Miall's Book of Fortune Telling lists many different playing card interpretations and uses, such as two poems of 'Rhyming Fortunes', listed meanings for the 'Continental' deck of 32 playing cards as well as the full deck, and around 10 different ways to divine from them: some in-depth 14-card readings for the coming week, some single-result-card readings for wishes coming true.

They're just cheap fortune-telling books that I've picked up second-hand. There are likely better out there but they can be a good starting point for personal developments/systems.
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« Reply #11: June 14, 2011, 07:39:25 pm »

Cool post.

Items hidden in the walls of houses are usually related to protection, happiness and good fortune.

Here I feel that they were left so that the person would always have a connection to the house and those who live within.

Maybe that he thought that he would be the house guardian?
Just what I am picking up.
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« Reply #12: June 14, 2011, 07:43:15 pm »

Cool post.

Items hidden in the walls of houses are usually related to protection, happiness and good fortune.

Here I feel that they were left so that the person would always have a connection to the house and those who live within.

Maybe that he thought that he would be the house guardian?
Just what I am picking up.

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« Reply #13: June 14, 2011, 07:45:39 pm »

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« Reply #14: June 14, 2011, 09:29:09 pm »

as someone always fuss about source of info here.. I will start by saying what I know comes from one of my grandfather.. who is now passed..its a first hand account.. nothing more...   card have meanings attached to them.. if my grandfather liked the family he was building a house for he would put heart cards in the walls of the house.. if he did not like them spades would be left in the house.. saints cards where also sometimes put in the walls.. as well as whiskey in the roof..  gramps believed in covering all basses..   of corse it could also be like my uncles lunchbox that is entombed in a wall somewhere with a girly magazine..some thing just over looked as the wall was closed in.. 

That reminds me of when we renovated my grandparents old house we took out an old hot water heater that was from the 1930's, when they put in a newer one they just sealed it up behind a wall, there was a box of old porno magazines from the 1970's, a table and a couple of chairs and some other stuff.
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