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BELIEF CONCERNING DEATH

A HOWLING DOG IS THE SIGN OF DEATH EITHER COMING OR PAST.

Where learned: ON A DATE

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 10-21-1969

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POLISH WEDDING TRADITION

EVERYBODY AT THE RECEPTION STANDS IN ONE LONG LINE
WITH THE NEWLY WEDDED COUPLE IN FRONT. THE BRIDE
AND GROOM KISS EACH OTHER AND FORM THE BEGINNING OF
ANOTHER LINE, ACROSS FROM THE FIRST LINE. THE PEOPLE
IN THE OTHER LINE KISS THE BRIDE AND KISS OR SHAKE
HANDS WITH THE GROOM, THEN GET IN THE NEW LINE. THIS
CONTINUES UNTIL THE FIRST LINE IS GONE.

Where learned: ON A DATE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Reception

Date learned: 10-21-1969

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SLICE A PIECE OF A POTATO AND RUB IT ON THE WART. CONTINUE
THIS FOR SEVERAL DAYS UNTIL THE WART DISAPPEARS.

Where learned: ON A DATE

James Callow Keyword(s): TRANSFER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 10-21-1969

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CURE FOR A WART

HEAT THE TIP OF A WOODEN PENCIL IN THE FLAME OF A CANDLE.
TAKE THE HEATED PENCIL AND HEAT THE SKIN AROUND THE WART.

Where learned: ON A DATE

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 10-21-1969

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THE "KNOCKING ON WOOD" SIGNIFIES LUCK THAT A PERSON
NEEDS. BY DOING IT, THE PERSON HOPES THAT ALL TURNS
OUT THE WAY IT IS DESIRED.

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Where learned: ON A DATE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; CUSTOM ; GESTURE ; Knock ; Knocking ; LUCK ; SUPERSTITION ; WOOD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck P881.22

Date learned: 02-12-1968

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