They Come In Threes...

My grandmother was the queen of old adages. One that consumed her was the, "They come in threes..." motto. If two people she knew passed away she was on pins and needles and would literally heave a sigh of relief when her perceived "third person" passed. 

My grandmother had two sisters. Two out of those three lovely ladies died on the same exact day of the year in separate years. My great aunt, the third sister, is still with us and is as strong as an ox. But every year when April comes around I am sure she's checking that calendar, and I'm sure when that date passes, she heaves her own sigh of relief.

Naturally, this week after the passing of David Bowie and Alan Rickman, I'm reminded of my grandmother's obsession. Sadly, we've lost too many talented stars. The truth is that there is no magic "three rule" in death or any other matter. But if it is something bad, it makes us feel better to think that after we've reached that number everyone is safe again.

There's no need to fret, though. Good things come in threes, too!  The 3 Little Pigs, The 3 Musketeers, Hanson, 3-ringed notebooks, the Wise Men...and awesome trilogies!

My BLUE-LINK series is about to end with the third book, DUSK. (LOL, I caught you all rolling your eyes out there!)



Can you name some more great things that come in threes?


Maureen A. Miller



Comments

Mia Kay said…
Good morning, Maureen!

Good things in threes? Neapolitan ice cream. :-)

I used to work as a probate paralegal, and the "rule of threes" always seemed to play out with my clients. Once they all happened on the same day. (And that's when I decided I needed a new career.)

Good luck with DUSK!

~ Mia
OMG, Neapolitan ice cream! Perfect Mia! :)

Smart girl!
I love trilogies!! And I do have 3 kids. Maybe the number 3 IS kind of special. ;)

And so sad to hear about David Bowie and Alan Rickman. Did you hear about Glen Frey yesterday? Maybe he's the third... :(
Yes, that had been my thought with Glen Frey, Anne Marie. :(

Since I love food, I'll mention 3-course dinners! :)
Rita said…
Triplets! Buy two get one free. Most awards as in 1st 2nd & 3rd. 3 times is the charm. 3 strikes.
Triplets! Excellent. You've gotten to third base. :)
Marcelle Dubé said…
Shakespeare's three witches; the Three Fates of Greek and Roman mythology; the Triple Goddess (Mother, Maiden, Crone)...
Elise Warner said…
Show Business and that superstition. Always think of that when someone in the theatre dies. Then there's the song "Three Coins in the Fountain" and a return to Italy. Love Rita's triplets.
Ahh, Shakespeare's witches. Good one, Marcelle!

And "Three Coins in the Fountain" is perfect, Elise.

And now, somehow Lionel Ritchie just popped into my head. "Your once, twice, three times a lady..." :)
jean harrington said…
I'll be the spoiler: three's a crowd. Ha!
LOL, Jean! I'll see your "Three's a crowd" and I'll counter it with, "Three's Company" ! :)
Shirley Wells said…
The first thing my husband said after we lost Bowie and Rickman was "who will be the third...?". Just as I was telling him not to be so gloomy, we lost Glen Frey. :(

But Neapolitan ice cream - oh yes. The best thing to come in threes ever. :)

Good luck with DUSK, Gladys!

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