Monthly Archives: June 2015

Why is it a chance to shake hands with a chimney sweep?

Hear the word “chimney sweep” and most of us remember the movie “Mary Poppins,” with Dick Van Dyke’s character singing and dancing with his brush. Pretty fun, right? Many people believe that a handshake from a chimney sweep brings good luck, even though the history of the chimney sweep is actually quite dark (or sooty, […]