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FLOWERS MAY WITHER,
SONGS MAY DIE,
SOME WILL FORGET YOU,
BUT NEVER WILL I...

Where learned: LOUISIANA ; BATON ROUGE

Keyword(s): AUTOGRAPH VERSE? ; RHYME: MASCULINE, ABCB ; SINCERITY INDIRECTION PLEDGE FRIENDSHIP

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse C730.325

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IF YOU SEE A CROSSED EYED PERSON ON ANY
FRIDAY OF THE MONTH NEVER LOOK HIM IN THE
EYES. IF YOU TAKE THE CHANCE AND LOOK HIM

Where learned: LOUISIANA ; BATON ROUGE

James Callow Keyword(s): CROSS-EYED

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Physically handicapped Deformed
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 00-00-1985

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IF YOU ARE WALKING DOWN THE STREET AND YOU
SUDDENLY REMEMBER THAT YOU FORGOT AND LEFT
SOMETHING BEHIND, DON'T TURN AROUND UNTIL
YOU SPIT IN THE STREET AND MAKE AN X WITH
YOUR FEET.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT STATED THAT YOU SHOULDN'T TURN
BACK ONCE YOU ARE HEADED SOMEWHERE.

Where learned: LOUISIANA ; BATON ROUGE

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

Date learned: 00-00-1985

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IF YOU GET OUT OF A CHAIR
AND IT FALLS DOWN YOU WILL
MARRY SOON.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT STATED HE KNOWS
A WOMAN WHO LOVES TO WEAR
RED, AND SHE HAS NEVER BEEN MARRIED.

Where learned: LOUISIANA ; BATON ROUGE

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Color

Date learned: 00-00-1985

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IF A WILD BIRD GETS INTO YOUR
HOUSE, OR IF A DOG KEEPS ON
HOWLING, YOU CAN EXPECT SOMEONE
CLOSE TO YOU TO DIE SOON.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT STATED HE FOUND THIS
TO BE TRUE. HE STATED A WILD
BIRD FLEW INTO HIS HOUSE AND HIS
FATHER DIED SHORTLY THEREAFTER.

Where learned: LOUISIANA ; BATON ROUGE

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 00-00-1985

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RECIPE FOR DEODORANT:
GATHER TOGETHER ONE HALF CUP COOKING
SODA, FOUR TABLESPOONS OF VASELINE, AND
ONE FOURTH CUP OF TALCUM POWDER. MIX ALL
INGREDIENTS TOGETHER WITH A FORK. COOK IN
A DOUBLE BOILER UNTIL MIXTURE STARTS TO
SMOOTH OUT. REMOVE FROM HEAT AND IMMEDIATELY
BEAT WITH AN ELECTRIC MIXER AT HIGH SPEED
UNTIL CREAMY.

Submitter comment: I MYSELF TRIED THE DEODORANT AND IT'S GREAT.

Where learned: LOUISIANA ; BATON ROUGE

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 00-00-1985

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