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Donkey Eye / Nescafe Seed Good Luck Necklaces #87469
06/04/04 02:56 PM
06/04/04 02:56 PM
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Denver, CO USA
RobertE Offline OP
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Anyone have any insight to the origins and stories of the good luck seed necklaces that many of the street vendors sell. I understand the seed is from a vine/ tree called Nescafe which is the same ingredient in the Nescafe instant coffee type beverage.

Just looking for a little history and trivia lesson on how this came to be viewed as a good luck charm/talisman.



Re: Donkey Eye / Nescafe Seed Good Luck Necklaces #87470
06/04/04 03:40 PM
06/04/04 03:40 PM
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Gela Offline
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Robert, don't know the story buy I found this on the web:

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Re: Donkey Eye / Nescafe Seed Good Luck Necklaces #87471
06/04/04 04:11 PM
06/04/04 04:11 PM
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Denver, Colorado, USA
ronmyway Offline
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Hey Robert How the Hell Are You?


Re: Donkey Eye / Nescafe Seed Good Luck Necklaces #87472
06/04/04 04:16 PM
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Teenah Offline
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Is that the same as a horse eye? Michelle tells me that they are seeds that wash up on the shore.
I have one that Miss Angie gave me. When she gave it to me, she told me it was good luck. It's about the size of a quarter. Same thing?

Re: Donkey Eye / Nescafe Seed Good Luck Necklaces #87473
06/04/04 09:28 PM
06/04/04 09:28 PM
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NYgal Offline
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WOW Gela, that Nescafe certainly has many uses.......NYgal going to the store to get Nescafe coffee for everything smile

Do they still sell it everywhere in the US?
Interesting sutff.

Re: Donkey Eye / Nescafe Seed Good Luck Necklaces #87474
06/06/04 11:46 AM
06/06/04 11:46 AM
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Denver, CO USA
RobertE Offline OP
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Teenah - that's it. Just wondering how it became a good luck item

Re: Donkey Eye / Nescafe Seed Good Luck Necklaces #87475
06/07/04 09:14 AM
06/07/04 09:14 AM
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Phil Offline
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Not sure as to why they're lucky other than for my dog, who will find them washed up on the beach and bring them over to be thrown, and she loves to chase them. Likes Cats too!!

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