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Coin Wishing Tree

In lieu of a Coin Toss in the United Kingdom

Coin Wishing Tree thanks to Keith Blake

A Money Tree (Swilla Glen) near Ingleton, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Coin Wishing Tree thanks to Keith Blake

In the 1700s, they were used as wishing trees.

Coin Wishing Tree thanks to Keith Blake

People believed that a person suffering from an illness could hammer a coin into a tree trunk, and the tree would take the illness away...

Coin Wishing Tree thanks to Keith Blake

But if someone removed a coin, they themselves would become ill.

Coin Wishing Tree thanks to Keith Blake

Certainly didn't bring good health to the tree

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Every man under his own fig tree. - Hebrew Saying

Follow the grain in your own wood. - Howard Thurman

My family tree could use some pruning. - Unknown

All wish to know but none to pay the fee. - Juvenal

Those who wish to sing, always find a song. - Swedish Proverb

I wish you'd keep my hands to yourself. - Groucho Marx

Sometime the peacock wish to be the seagull. - Jamaican Saying

The righteous will flourish like the palm tree. - Psalms 92:12

Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough. - Sir James M. Barrie

If you wish to grow thinner, diminish your dinner. - H.S. Leigh

Once there was a tree, and she loved a little boy. - Shel Silverstein

Three wishes - no substitutes, exchanges or refunds. - Robin Williams

Granting our wish is one of Fate's saddest jokes. - James R Lowell

A year from now you'll wish you had started today. - Unknown

Nothing is so commonplace as to wish to be remarkable. - Olive Wendell Holmes Sr.

When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers. - Oscar Wilde

By trying often, the monkey learns to jump from the tree. - Cameroon Proverb

When you think about a walking tree, laughter is the response. - John Rhys-Davies

I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees. - Henry David Thoreau

When you wish upon a star... you might be happier the way you are. - Phyllis Sugar

I wish the government would put a tax on pianos for the incompetent. - Edith Sitwell

If you tell a joe-k in the forest, but nobody laughs, was it a joe-k? - Steven Wright

Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come. - Chinese Proverb

Family Tree: The only tree whose branches seek the shelter of its roots - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Zealotry: 1. The enemy of idealism; 2. What a tree salesman likes to do. - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

The mind is not a vessel that needs filling but wood that needs igniting. - Plutarch

Humour and irony include tragedy; they're two sides of the same coin. - Maurizio Cattelan

My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in a corner of nature. - Claude Monet

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit. - Aristotle

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't. - Erica Jong

Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you. - Dr. Phil

Conventions are like coins, an easy way of dealing with the commerce of relations. - Freya Stark

Southerners are so devoted to genealogy that we see a family tree under every bush. - Florence King

Sometimes I wish I had a terrible childhood, so that at least I'd have an excuse. - Jimmy Fallon

From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. - Immanuel Kant

Chocolate comes from coco, which is a tree - that makes it a plant. Chocolate is salad. - Unknown

Wishes and fears are illusions, Dil Bahadur, not realities. You must practice detachment. - Isabel Allende

The Irish do not want anyone to wish them well; they want everyone to wish their enemies ill. - Harold Nicolson

Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true. - Demosthenes

Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order. - John Adams

If you reveal your secrets to the wind, don't blame the wind for revealing them to the trees. - Kahlil Gibran

It's better to fall from a tree and break your back than to fall in love and break your heart. - African Proverb

How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire? - Unknown

I wish to be cremated. One tenth of my ashes shall be given to my agent, as written in our contract. - Groucho Marx

Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you. - Unknown

Young people tell what they are doing, old people what they have done, and fools what they wish to do. - French Proverb

I wish I could stand on a busy corner, hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours. - Bernard Berenson

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. - Carl Sandburg

Madam, you're making history, in fact, you're making me, and I wish you'd keep my hands to yourself. - Groucho Marx

Thank you to all who posted kind birthday wishes. I'm touched. The rest of you will be un-friended tomorrow. - Unknown

Lord save us all from old age and broken health and a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms. - Mark Twain

You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet. - Hal Borland

The family, that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor in our innermost hearts never quite wish to. - Dodie Smith

Enthusiasm is the best protection in any situation. Wholeheartedness is contagious. Give yourself if you wish to get others. - David Seabury

I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement. - Calvin Coolidge

After marriage, husband and wife become two sides of a coin; they just can't face each other, but still they stay together. - Sacha Guitry

If I had one wish for my children, it would be that each of them would reach for goals that have meaning for them as individuals. - Lillian Carter

We will receive not what we idly wish for but what we justly earn. Our rewards will always be in exact proportion to our service. - Earl Nightingale

I wish I had a nickel for every song that I've left in the bathroom, written down on a matchbox, or just totally forgotten about. - Tommy Shaw

Wolves directly affect the entire ecosystem, not just moose populations, their main prey, because less moose equals more tree growth. - Rolf Peterson

Try your best to treat others as you would wish to be treated yourself, and you will find that this is the shortest way to benevolence. - Mencius

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it was stupid. - Albert Einstein

Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others. - Ambrose Bierce

Some primal termite knocked on wood,
And tasted it, and found it good;
That is why your Cousin May
Fell through the parlor floor today. - Ogden Nash

I'm always tinkering with something - suddenly I'll think I can work with wood, but then I'll realize I can't, so I go back to sewing. - Melissa McCarthy


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