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I was told as a small child that thunder was caused by the sound of bricks being tipped from my dads boss's lorry. This meant i was the only kid around who wasnt scared to death in a storm!
my mother told me that thunder was the clouds bumping together and they only LOOKED like they were light and fluffy but the were really solid like dumplings.
my mother told my sister and I that if you played with balloons in the kitchen when she was cooking they would create static electricity and attract a thunder storm and you would get struck by lightening. especially if you made them make that squeaky sound she hated.
I was told when very small that on any day if there was a thunderstorm lightening would strike you dead if you had told a lie or been naughty the day of the storm.
My mum always told me that during a storm, when there was thunder and lightening, that it was the angels cleaning up. The rumbles were when they were moving the tables and chairs to clean underneath - nice thought really!
I was told as a kid that when it thundered, God was playing basket ball. LOL!
I used to believe that lightning was actually God taking a photograph of me, so whenever it rained and there was thunder and lighting, there I would be, smiling from ear to ear - to give God a good picture of me. Today, I have got the worst eyesight in the family!
i used to think that when it thundered God was mad at me because i forgot something.
When I was really little, my babysitter told me and my brother that when it thundered, God was moving his furniture.
I knew lightning could come in through my bedroom window and kill me.
i used to believe that thunder looked a lot like an orange towel. once i was sitting in the backseat of the car and we were driving along the water and the lightning hit the water and my mom pointed out over the ocean and told me: "look, did you see the thunder?" and i looked but all i could see was a big orange towel someone left behind on the beach below us.
i used to believe that when it thundered and lightning came God was mad at the devil
My Mom told me that if it thundered when the sun was out it meant the devil was beating his wife and if I stood behind a door I could hear him. I stood behind many a door but never heard the devil. I always wondered why anyone would marry the devil in the first place.
Thunder was the sound of clouds crashing together, and the rain would pour out of the holes in the clouds produced by the crash.
when i was young i was told that thunder represented god moving the chairs about
My husband's mother used to tell him that when it was thundering that was just God moving furniture around his house.
When I was little, I used to believe that thunder was actually the sound made when God moved furniture around in heaven.
I used to believe that lightning at night was God's way of telling me to go to sleep.
After reading Norse mythology at the library, I thought that Thor was one of God's angels and was put in charge of storms, and that he and God were just playing darts.
When I was little I thought that thunder was the bricks of our house banging together for some reason.