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EMBARRASSMENT NOTATION

BRAND NEW FOOL.

Submitter comment: MISS SATTERFIELD SAID THAT HER GRANDMOTHER USED TO SAY,
WHEN SOMETHING WENT WRONG AND SHE WAS EMBARRASSED, THAT
SHE FELT LIKE A

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; DONELSON

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 07-24-1968

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ON A VISIT TO THE BELL FAMILY HOUSE, TWO MEN ROLLED THE BELL
WITCH UP IN A RUG AND WE'RE GOING TO THROW HER IN THE FIRE.
WHEN THEY WENT TO THROW HER IN, THE RUG WENT LIMP. SHE WAS
GONE!

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; DONELSON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Legend

Date learned: 06-30-1973

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SUPERSTITION

IF YOU LAY YOUR HAT ON THE BED, BAD LUCK WILL SOON COME TO
YOU.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; DONELSON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-30-1973

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IF YOU WALK UNDER A LADDER, YOU'LL HAVE BAD LUCK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; DONELSON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-30-1973

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IF YOU OPEN AN UMBRELLA IN THE HOUSE, YOU'LL HAVE BAD LUCK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; DONELSON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-30-1973

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KILLING FROST

THE FIRST KILLING FROST IN THIS AREA WILL BE OCTOBER 20.
JOHN TOLD MY HUSBAND THIS JULY 22. I ASKED HIM HOW JOHN
KNEW AND HE SAID HE WOULD ASK HIM. JOHN EXPLAINED THAT
NINETY DAYS AFTER YOU HEAR THE FIRST KATYDIDS AND JAR
FLIES YOU WILL HAVE THE FIRST KILLING FROST.
JOHN RAISES A GOOD-SIZED GARDEN, AND ACCO RDING TO HIS
WIFE HE GOES OUT AND SITS IN THE GARDEN AFTER SUPPER
EVERY AFTERNOON. SHE SAYS HE'S NOT WORKING, JUST
SITTING OUT THERE. I GUESS HE WAS WAITING TO HEAR THE
KATYDIDS AND JAR FLIES.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; DONELSON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Insect
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

Date learned: 07-23-1968

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