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MNEMONIC DEVICE

GEORGE EVERS OLD GRANDFATHER RAN A PIG HOME YESTERDAY.

Submitter comment: USED TO REMEMBER HOW TO SPELL G-E-O-G-R-A-P-H-Y.

Where learned: GRAMMAR SCHOOL

Subject headings: --

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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WHEN AN EYELASH COMES LOOSE EITHER FROM YOUR OWN OR SOMEONE
ELSE'S EYELID, TAKE THE EYELASH BETWEEN THE TIPS
OF THE THUMB OF THE RIGHT HAND AND THE ONE NEXT TO IT.
WHOEVER'S EYELASH IT IS MAKES A WISH. IF IT STICKS TO
THE FINGER, NOT THE THUMB, THE WISH COMES TRUE.

Where learned: GRAMMAR SCHOOL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Prayer
BELIEF -- Use of Object

Date learned: 02-23-1969

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