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RAINMAKER

HANG A DEAS SNAKE ON A BARBWIRE FENCE TO MAKE IT RAIN.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; BRADFORD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Custom

Date learned: 07-00-1968

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MRS. CROCKER BELIEVES THAT IF ONE SEES A LIGHT IN AN ORCHARD
AT NIGHT TIME, IT SIGNIFIES A DEATH IN THE FAMILY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; BRADFORD

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 07-00-1968

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IF YOU STUMBLE ON THE DOORSTEPS, IT IS BEST TO CANCEL THE TRIP
OR VACATION YOU ARE PLANNING, FOR FEAR OF BAD LUCK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; BRADFORD

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

Date learned: 07-00-1968

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