A number of years ago I knew a woman in her 60's who proudly told people she was born in the caul. They saved the caul. She was born in a port city and when word spread some sailors came to her house and asked her mother if they could make her the ... something... patroness? of their boat. They also wanted the dried caul to keep on the boat, as protection from capsizing/sinking. I guess that belief in protection from drowning is quite strong in some circles. I think there is a legend that Merlin was born in the caul, also.
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3/21/04 at 4:37pm