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IF YOU WANT A LOVED ONE TO BE HAPPY AND FULFILLED IN THE
AFTER LIFE, YOU MUST BE HAPPY AND THROW A PARTY OF CELEBRATION ON
THE LOVED ONE'S FUNERAL OR RESTING DAY.

Submitter comment: MY INFORMANT LEARNED THIS BELIEF WHILE IN THE ORIENT.

Where learned: ORIENT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 00-00-1975

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THE BEST CURE FOR A TOOTHACHE IS TO WRAP GRASS AROUND A PIECE
OF GINGER AND INSERT IN MOUTH, AROUND THE INFECTED TOOTH. LEAVE
IN FOR AN HOUR AND THE PAIN IS GONE.

Where learned: ORIENT

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 00-00-1975

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IN THE ORIENT GIVING SOMEONE THE "MIDDLE FINGER" IS A SIGN OF
LUCK AND IS WELL APPRECIATED.

Where learned: ORIENT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 00-00-1975

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