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IF YOU BREAK A MIRROR, YOU'LL HAVE SEVEN YEARS OF BAD LUCK.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; HYBRID ACRES ; NORTH GARDEN

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
BELIEF -- Bad luck Mirror

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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MY DORM ROOM NO. IS 113. A LADY THAT LIVES UP THE HALL SAID
THEY HAD EARLIER IN THE YEAR OFFERED ROOM 113 TO HER, BUT SHE
REFUSED BECAUSE ANYTHING WITH 13 IN IT IS UNLUCKY.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; HYBRID ACRES ; NORTH GARDEN

Subject headings: 686 Specific number by specific number being described
BELIEF -- Bad luck Numbers

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WHEN I WAS A CHILD, FRIDAY THE 13TH, LADDERS, BLACK CATS AND
WITCHES WERE FEARED OMENS OR BAD LUCK BY BLACK WASH WOMEN,
WHO DID LAUNDRY FOR PEOPLE. THEY THREW BRIGHT PENNIES IN THEIR
WASH TUBS ON WASH DAYS FOR GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; HYBRID ACRES ; NORTH GARDEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Witch Shaman
BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Measure of time Working
BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth
BELIEF -- Word Letter
BELIEF -- Good luck Money
BELIEF -- Bad luck Friday the Thirteenth

Date learned: 03-29-1969

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AN UNCLE CARRIED A RABBIT'S FOOT IN HIS POCKET. HE TOOK OFF HIS
HAT AND SPIT IN IT WHENEVER A BLACK CAT CROSSED IN FRONT OF
HIM. HE FIGURED THIS WAS A WAY OF HAVING GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; HYBRID ACRES ; NORTH GARDEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color
BELIEF -- Good luck Amulet, mojo
BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)
BELIEF -- Good luck Animals

Date learned: 03-29-1969

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TO FLIP A COIN, HEADS OR TAILS, HELPS MAKE FINAL DECISIONS IN
MANY THINGS.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; HYBRID ACRES ; NORTH GARDEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 03-29-1969

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IT WAS THOUGHT TO BE GOOD LUCK TO COME BACK THROUGH THE SAME
DOOR YOU ENTERED, IF YOU DID NOT SIT DOWN WHILE VISITING.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; HYBRID ACRES ; NORTH GARDEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Good luck Leaving Entering Returning home Travel

Date learned: 03-29-1969

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