(9/14/02 10:07:50 pm)
| Re: Dandelions|
Down my way (Australia) we used to hold buttercups under chins to determine butter-lovers. Dandelions were used to find out if someone loved you - we would blow on the petals and alternate ‘He loves me' and ‘He loves me not' for every puff (you puffed very carefully towards the end). I think it's a part of British folklore. I found something similar on the Web about it in Wales.
‘The girls pull the yellow petals of the dandelion to see if the schoolboys love them, and they say alternately, "He loves me, he loves me not," until the flower is exhausted. They blow the down from the leafless stalk, to know the time of day, and they hold buttercups under each other's chins to see if they love butter.'