Sweet dreams

A beautiful woman recently told me every time she attended a wedding as a young girl and then young lady, she took home a piece of wedding cake and slept with it under her pillow. She said she was adhering to the old tradition that if you do that, you will dream of your future spouse.
That woman is my wife, but she told me if I reveal that I will be in big trouble. So let’s keep this between you and me.
When she brought up this tradition, two things went through my mind. One, where the hell did she get this crazy idea? And, two, did she ever dream of me?
I’m afraid to ask her the second question, but now that we have Google in our world, checking out the first was easy. And, sure enough, this is a thing.
At i.do.com, I learned not only is wedding cake under the pillow a tradition, but it also dates back to the 17th century.
I also learned of another tradition: the bride giving out tiny pieces of her wedding cake which guests pass through her wedding ring for good luck. That seems time intensive and a tad messy. On the other hand, a newlywed couple can use all the luck they can get. So I say go for it. But maybe lick the icing off first.

Ed Ackerman