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Old 26 June 2007, 09:40 AM
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Comment: A lady I worked with a while back told me this.

Her mother passed away and she was out of work for several days. When she
came back and we were talking she said she knew her mom was going to pass
soon because a blue bird or red bird (I can't remember which it was) was
in her garage when she got home from work one day and one was in her yard
another time. She said they signify someone close to you will die soon
when you see one around that much. She said she was told this when she was
younger. Is this a made up tail?
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Old 26 June 2007, 09:44 AM
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Doesn't mention color: http://www.snopes.com/oldwives/bird.asp

A white moth in the house means death, though. Along with the rest of these things on the list. http://www.corsinet.com/trivia/scary2.html

Can't find anything relating to the color of the bird.

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Old 26 June 2007, 09:45 AM
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Comment: A lady I worked with a while back told me this.

Her mother passed away and she was out of work for several days. When she
came back and we were talking she said she knew her mom was going to pass
soon because a blue bird or red bird (I can't remember which it was) was
in her garage when she got home from work one day and one was in her yard
another time. She said they signify someone close to you will die soon
when you see one around that much. She said she was told this when she was
younger. Is this a made up tail?
No it's true all right - it's a red bird, famous harbinger of doom. If you ever see one of these in your garage it's time for somebody to get their affairs in order...
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Old 26 June 2007, 10:11 AM
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I've heard this story related to Ravens, but that's it.
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Old 26 June 2007, 11:31 AM
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I've heard this story related to Ravens, but that's it.
I've heard it related to ravens as well. There's a necropolis called Rookwood in Sydney (the largest multi-religion necropolis in the southern hemisphere) that got it's name because of the large flocks of ravens that nested there.
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Old 26 June 2007, 11:40 AM
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Is this a made up tail?
Nope. This is a made up tail.

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Old 29 June 2007, 02:23 AM
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Many people report that, while deep in grief, they have been visited by red birds. The red bird, they tell us, provided comfort and a connection to the loved one they had lost. According to a sacred Cherokee story, the sun's daughter was killed, but returned to her mother in the form of a red bird.

http://www.redbirdcenter.com/

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Old 29 June 2007, 02:40 AM
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I've heard this story related to Ravens, but that's it.
Yea, "Nevermore" and such......
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