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AT THE STROKE OF MIDNIGHT ON THE NIGHT OF A FULL MOON, IT IS
POSSIBLE TO SEE YOUR FUTURE HUSBAND IF YOU DO THE FOLLOWING:
TAKE A HALF-GALLON JAR OF WATER AND PUT IT BEHIND YOU. THEN
PLACE YOURSELF IN SUCH A WAY THAT THE MOONLIGHT COMES IN OVER
YOUR LEFT SHOULDER WHEN YOU FACE THE WINDOW. LOOK INTO A
MIRROR AND YOU WILL SEE YOUR FUTURE HUSBAND. IF YOU ARE
NOT TO MARRY, YOU WILL SEE A CASKET.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; BRENTWOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: 862 Use of object for determining future spouse

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AT A RACE, IT'S BAD LUCK TO HAVE A NUMBER THAT LOOKS THE
SAME BOTH WAYS--69, 11, 2, 33.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; BRENTWOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number
BELIEF -- Bad luck Games Pastimes Sports
BELIEF -- Bad luck Numbers

Date learned: 06-22-1972

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TO GET MILDEW OUT OF CLOTHES, PUT URINE ON THEM.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; BRENTWOOD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Home

Date learned: 06-24-1972

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WHEN PULLING PULLEYBONE, ONE WHO GETS SHORT END WILL GET HIS
WISH.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; BRENTWOOD

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Meat Bird Poultry
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 07-05-1973

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO PASS SALT FROM HAND TO HAND.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; BRENTWOOD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Bad luck Food and drink

Date learned: 07-05-1973

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WHEN YOU GET GOOSEPIMPLES AND SHIVER, SOMEONE IS WALKING OVER
YOUR GRAVE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; BRENTWOOD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Chills, shivering

Date learned: 07-05-1973

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WHEN EATING WEDGES OF PIE WITH A MEMBER OF THE OPPOSITE SEX,
EACH SILENTLY NAMES THE CORNERS OF THE OTHER'S PIECE (NAMES
ARE THOSE OF THREE SUITORS). THE LAST CORNER EATEN BY THE
GIRL IS THE ONE SHE WILL MARRY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; BRENTWOOD

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
Food Drink -- Pastry Sweet Dessert
BELIEF -- Use of object for determining future spouse
SPEECH -- Proper Name

Date learned: 07-05-1973

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IF YOU PUT AN AX UNDER THE BED, IT WILL CUT IN HALF THE PAIN
OF CHILDBIRTH

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; BRENTWOOD

Keyword(s): METAL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 07-05-1973

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WHEN PREGNANT, DO NOT PUT YOUR ARMS ABOVE YOUR HEAD, OR THE
CORD WILL WRAP AROUND YOUR BABY'S NECK AND CHOKE HIM.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; BRENTWOOD

Keyword(s): UMBILICAL CORD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Use of Object Human beings and their activities

Date learned: 07-05-1973

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IF YOU ARE FRIGHTENED BADLY BY SOMETHING DURING PREGNANCY, THE
BABY WILL HAVE A MARK IN THE SHAPE OF WHAT SCARED YOU. THE
MARK WILL BE WHEREVER YOU PUT YOUR HAND IN FRIGHT.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; BRENTWOOD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Specific distinguishing characteristic Dimple, wart, mole, scar, freckle, birthmark, strawberry mark, bruise, spot (on any part of body)
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 07-05-1973

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IT'S BAD LUCK FOR YOU TO GO BACK FOR SOMETHING WHEN YOU'VE STARTED
ON A TRIP.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; BRENTWOOD

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

Date learned: 07-05-1973

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WHEN A PERSON DIED ON A FEATHER MATTRESS, THERE WOULD BE A CROWN
OF FEATHERS INSIDE THE MATTRESS IF THAT PERSON WENT TO HEAVEN.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; BRENTWOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): ANGEL CROWN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.2

Date learned: 07-05-1973

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