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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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Weeping Willow: Sad tree - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Appear as you may wish to be. - Niccolo Machiavelli

Friendship is a sheltering tree. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

My family tree could use some pruning. - Unknown

Trees often transplanted seldom prosper. - Flemish Proverb

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

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

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

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

If you wish to die young, make your physician your heir. - Romania Proverb

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

He knows his olive trees better than he knows his children. - Rebecca Helm-Ropelato

Wood burns faster when you have to cut and chop it yourself. - Harrison Ford

Character is the root of the tree; conduct, the fruit it bears. - E.M. Bounds

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

Men in general are quick to believe that which they wish to be true. - Julius Caesar

If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears, does it make a sound? - Unknown

Plenty of people wish to become devout, but no one wishes to be humble. - Joseph Addison

What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I had realized it sooner. - Colette

Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it. - Michel de Montaigne

The trees in Siberia are miles apart - that's why the dogs are so fast. - Bob Hope

Death is just a low chemical trick played on everybody except sequoia trees. - J.J. Furnas

Chid: A young person who does not wish to be referred to as a child or a kid - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible. - St. Augustine

Beware of what you wish for in youth, because you will get it in middle life. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen. Others make it happen. - Benjamin Disraeli

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

Each has his own tree of ancestors, but at the top of all sits Probably Arboreal. - Robert Louis Stevenson

Someone told me I was immature. Guess who's not allowed in my tree house now? - Unknown

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

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

A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading. - C S Lewis

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

A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things. - George R.R. Martin

When I see my granddaughters make small discoveries of their own, I wish I were a child. - Dr. Seuss

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

Before enlightenment: chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment: chop wood, carry water. - Zen Buddhist Saying

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them. - Bill Vaughan

I often sit back and think, I wish I'd done that and find out later that I already have. - Richard Harris

Shady Character: A fellow who snoozes in a hammock under a tree while his wife mows the lawn - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend the first four hours sharpening the axe. - Abraham Lincoln

I wish I were a little girl again because skinned knees are easier to fix than a broken heart. - Julia Roberts

Even though we did not author creation, we wish to author morality and take the reins of life. - Ravi Zacharias

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. - Thomas Jefferson

We breathe air, trees make air, homework kills trees, therefore homework is going to kill us all. - Unknown

God is not a genie in a bottle, and your wish is not His command. His command better be your wish. - Mark Batterson

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

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a family all wrapped up in each other. - Bill Vaughan

My wife is on a diet. Coconuts and bananas. She hasn't lost any weight, but she can sure climb a tree. - Henny Youngman

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

Monkey: 1. An arboreal animal which makes itself at home in genealogical trees; 2. A key that won't open a door. - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. - Abraham Lincoln

The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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

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

There comes a stage at which a man would rather die cleanly by a bullet than by the unknown terror of the phantom in the forest. - Tahir Shah

Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything. - Napoleon Hill

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

This, then, is the test we must set for ourselves; not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us. - Hubert H. Humphrey

The very things we wish to avoid, neglect and flee from turn out to be the 'prima materia' from which all real growth comes. - Andrew Harvey

Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing. - William Arthur Ward

Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. - Anais Nin

Love is like the wild-rose briar, friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly? - Emily Bronte

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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