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MANY WOMEN THINK THAT THEIR HAIR WILL NOT TAKE A
PERMANENT WAVE WHILE THEY ARE MENSTRUATING.

Submitter comment: FROM FRIENDS.

Where learned: LIBRARY ; MERCY COLLEGE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 11-24-1967

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SUPERSTITION

A COMMON BELIEF IS THAT A MUSTARD FOOT BATH WILL
BRING ON DELAYED MENSES.

Submitter comment: FROM A FRIEND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LIBRARY ; DETROIT ; MERCY COLLEGE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 11-19-1967

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IT IS ALSO BELIEVED THAT PRESERVES WILL NOT TURN OUT
RIGHT, CAKES WILL NOT RISE, CREAM WILL NOT THICKEN
WHEN WHIPPED DURING THE MENSTRUAL TIME.

Submitter comment: FROM FRIENDS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LIBRARY ; DETROIT ; MERCY COLLEGE

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Food
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 11-06-1967

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TAKING A BATH DURING MENSTRUAL PERIOD, WILL NOT ONLY
STOP THE FLOW, BUT WILL CAUSE TUBERCULOSIS.

Submitter comment: FROM FRIEND.

Where learned: MERCY COLLEGE ; GIRLS DORM

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 11-24-1967

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THE OLD SAYING "EAT SPINACH AND BE CALM, AND STRONG,"

Submitter comment: FROM RELATIVES

Data entry tech comment: SOMETHING MISSING?

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; MERCY COLLEGE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 11-25-1967

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO CUT BREAD AT BOTH ENDS OF THE
LOAF.

Submitter comment: FROM DORM FRIENDS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; MERCY COLLEGE

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Cereal
BELIEF -- Bad luck Food and drink

Date learned: 10-19-1967

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SPILLING OF SALT AND THEN THROWING A PINCH OF IT
OVER THE LEFT SHOULDER, SO YOU DON'T HAVE BAD
LUCK.

Submitter comment: FROM DORM FRIENDS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; MERCY COLLEGE

James Callow Keyword(s): ACCIDENT ; POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Conversions Activities

Date learned: 11-24-1967

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THE BODY IS WAKED IN THE HOME FOR TWO (DAYS?)
THEN IT IS BROUGHT TO THE CHURCH FOR OVERNIGHT.
THE NEXT MORNING, MASS IS SAID OVER THE CASKET.

Submitter comment: FAMILY CUSTOM IN IRELAND.

Where learned: MERCY COLLEGE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 11-01-1967

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