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MARRIAGE ; SWEETS ; OBTAINING GOOD LUCK.

FREEZE THE TOP PORTION OF THE BRIDE AND GROOM'S WEDDING CAKE. ON
THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY, THE COUPLE CAN UN-THAW IT, EAT THE CAKE,
AND IT WILL BRING GOOD LUCK.

Submitter comment: THIS CUSTOM DEALS NOT ONLY WITH MARRIAGE BUT WITH LUCK ALSO.
AN INTERESTING EXAMPLE OF MODERN FOLKLORE.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; BERWYN

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Private birthday or anniversary
Food Drink -- Pastry Sweet Dessert
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.41

Date learned: 00-00-1966

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IF YOUR LEFT PALM ITCHES, YOU WILL RECEIVE MONEY.
IF YOUR RIGHT PALM ITCHES, YOU WILL GIVE AWAY MONEY.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAID THAT THIS WAS A COMMON PRACTICE (BELIEF?)

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; BERWYN

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching hands and feet

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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