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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Did you know?

Each of the suits on a deck of cards represents the four major pillars of the economy in the middle ages:

 
Heart represented the Church, spades represented the military, clubs represented agriculture and diamonds represented the merchant class.

7 comments:

Nancy said...

Interesting. . .

Granny Annie said...

We are spades and clubs:) As a child of the minister, I guess I was a heart but have never been a diamond. (Perhaps when I was a bootlegger in the taxi stand I was a diamond in the rough.)

Linda Chapman said...

No, I did NOT know this!! But I do now!!

Bev said...

Very very interesting...

When I was growing up...they were the cards...we didn't play with! Funny heh....the things people believe...

Michelle said...

Interesting facts, that I did not know.

Chatty Crone said...

I had no idea!

Lady Di Tn said...

Monica
You are so smart that I find it refreshing to head to your blog. Can I tag along when you visit the Dome. Peace