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A NATURAL TRANSITION

AT ABOUT TEN YEARS, I BEGAN A COLLECTION OF THE WHITE BALLS
OF FUZZ, WHICH COME OFF THE TREES IN OUR OLD NEIGHBORHOOD. WHEN MY
FRIENDS HEARD OF MY COLLECTION, THEY TOLD ME TO RID MYSELF OF IT
BEFORE THE LITTLE BALLS EVOLVED INTO SPIDERS. I RUSHED HOME
AS QUICKLY AS POSIBLE AND SCATTERED THEM FROM MY HOUSE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL: ARACHNID

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Insect
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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AN OLD NEGRO SUPERSTITION FROM THE SOUTH IS THAT IF YOU CATCH A
SPIDER HANGING FROM THE CEILING WITH YOUR POCKETBOOK, YOU HAVE
MONEY COMING YOUR WAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL ARACHNID

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Insect
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 11-02-1972

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LUCK

WHEN STIRRING GO IN ONLY ONE DIRECTION, OR YOUR BATTER WILL BE
SPOILED. AND IF YOU SEE AND KILL A SPIDER, IT IS BAD LUCK. ALSO
IF THE FIRST PERSON TO CROSS YOUR THRESHOLD AFTER NEW YEAR'S IS A
WOMAN, IT IS BAD LUCK.

Submitter comment: CHURCH PROCESSIONS ALSO COINCIDED WITH THE IDEA OF ONLY GOING IN
ONE DIRECTION, AS IS SEEN IN SOME FAIRY TALES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL ARACHNID

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
Food Drink -- Manner of preparation
BELIEF -- Moon
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.3
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.42

Date learned: 02-00-1974

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IF A SPIDER'S WEB BRUSHES ACROSS YOUR FACE, IT MEANS YOU'RE
GETTING A LETTER IN THE MAIL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ARACHNID

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Use of Object Animals

Date learned: 11-15-1968

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WHEN YOU KILL A GRANDADDY LONG-LEGS, LOOK AT THE WAY ITS
LEGS ARE POINTING AND IT IS SUPPOSE(D) TO SHOW WHICH
DIRECTION THE COWS WENT.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; FAYETTEVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): ARACHNID ; POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Use of Object Animals

Date learned: 07-06-1970

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