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Eating Collards and Black-Eyed Peas on New Year's Day Paid Off!
Being a Tarheel born and bred Southern girl, I had always heard the superstition that eating collards and black-eyed peas on New Year's Day would bring good luck and prosperity throughout the New Year. Well, who couldn't use a little of that? Only problem was, the thought of eating collard greens was enough to make me gag - I could eat the black-eyed peas, but if I had to eat collard greens for financial prosperity, then I guess I was going to be doomed to the poor house!
That is, until a few years ago. In one of the South Charlotte NC Harris Teetergrocery stores, I saw hordes of people buying what looked like those clumps of weeds that grow along a creekside. I had to ask..."What in the heck are you buying?" "Collards!" they responded, they'll bring you prosperity if you eat them on New Year's Day!" One nice lady proceeded to tell me the best way to prepare them. So....I bought in, and bought a clump.
My husband wasn't particularly thrilled. He asked "Is that poison ivy? Sumac?" I told him that our family was going to be prosperous in the New Year if we all ate them - he laughed and muttered something under his breath about Southerners. After HOURS of cooking (tenderizing), seasoning and adding broth to the doggone things, we were ready to try them. My kids turned up their noses and refused to try them, but I insisted through gritted teeth that "We ARE going to EAT these or else! I think each child ate one leaf and one pea. My husband said they weren't bad, and I actually thought they were pretty good!
2010 turned out to be one of my best years ever in real estate, and 2011 was even better. I wasn't going to let a few collards stand in my way of another record year ;-)
So on New Year's Day 2012, my family and I gathered around the table. Amidst eye rolls and sarcastic remarks, we managed to choke them down. My in-laws dined with us, and they were good sports about joining in this silly superstition.
Then GUESS WHAT!!! The VERY NEXT DAY....January 2, 2012, I RECEIVED AN OFFER on a listing that has only been on the market for 27 days! "Must have been those collards," my husband chided. Or my incredible work ethic, I argued!
Heck, I'll eat collards every week if I get these kinds of results! I would even eat those weeds down by the creekside! You see, I'm a South Charlotte NC Realtor, and I go the extra nine yards for my clients! I do WHATEVER it takes to get their Charlotte home SOLD!
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