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Island Folklore

On the Island Key of Islamorada, Florida buying a handcarved
wooden tiki mask and having it blessed by one of the island's
priests with holy water is said to bring luck for seven years,
then unfortunately trouble for seven years. Most people do not
bless their tiki masks.

Submitter comment: As Mr. Woodenson was telling me this story he was in a serious
state of mind as if he was telling me to be very careful and
he left it at that.

Where learned: Key Islamorada

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
BELIEF -- Church
BELIEF -- Prayer
BELIEF -- Good luck

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Island Cats

The Key island of Islamorada Florida is a breeding
ground for cats. Mainly due to the countless un-neutered cats
roaming around. The cats are attracted to the back doors of
seafood restaurants waiting patiently for hours. At one time
I witnessed over 20 cats meowing and waiting for the remains
of shrimp, smoked fish, and lobster. A feeding frenzy occurs
when scraps are thrown to them. If a cat in particular is
liked the individual would take it to the veterinarian and
have it de-clawed, neutered, and given its shots. Then
collared and registered.

Where learned: Key Islamorada ; FLORIDA

Keyword(s): Check-up, Doctor.

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Custom
BELIEF -- Mammal

Date learned: 00-00-1991

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