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BELIEF: (MEDICAL)

IF ON EASTER MORNING YOU GO TO A RIVER FOR WATER, AND NEVER
LOOK SIDEWAYS OR BACKWARDS OR SPEAK TO ANYONE, AND MAKE IT BACK
HOME BEFORE SUNRISE, YOU WILL HAVE HEALING WATER TO USE FOR A
WHOLE YEAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN ; NATIONAL MANUFACTURING COMPANY

Keyword(s): HEALTH ; WATER

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Sunday
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 10-31-1969

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CUSTOM

WHEN SOMEONE VISITS AND FORGETS WHAT HE WANTS TO SAY, YOU SHOULD
LET HIM GO OUT AND ENTER THE HOUSE AGAIN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN ; NATIONAL MANUFACTURING COMPANY ; WHERE INFORMANT

Keyword(s): FORGETTING

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 10-31-1969

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IF YOU VISIT PEOPLE IN A NEW HOME, BRING BREAD AND SALT
AS A GIFT, AND THE PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS HAVE PLENTY TO EAT.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; NATIONAL MANUFACTURING COMPANY ; UTICA

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; BREAD ; Eat ; FOOD ; GIFT ; Housewarming ; Salt ; SUPERSTITION ; SYMBOL

James Callow Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 10-31-1969

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Belief: Luck

Belief/Luck:

If a rabbit crosses your way from right to left, it will be lucky for you, but it will be unlucky of he crosses from left to right.

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Informant and I work together

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Original BN [P880] crossed out. Replaced with current classification

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN ; NATIONAL MANUFACTURING COMPANY

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; BELIEF ; CHANCE ; DIRECTION ; FATE ; Hare ; LUCK ; Rabbit ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal

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