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NOT GIVEN

NEVER THANK (ANYONE) FOR FLOWERS OR PLANTS BECAUSE THEY WILL WILT.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; WILSON

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

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BODY PART BELIEF

EAT BREAD CRUSTS AND YOUR HAIR WILL BECOME CURLY.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; WILSON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses

Date learned: 03-12-1972

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BODY PART BELIEF

EATING CARROTS WILL IMPROVE YOUR EYESIGHT.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; WILSON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WHEN YOU GENUFLECT TO THE LORD, YOU DO SO ON
YOUR RIGHT KNEE. WHEN YOU GENUFLECT TO THE PEOPLE
YOU DO SO ON YOUR LEFT KNEE.

WHEN SAYING THE CONFITEOR, YOU BEAT YOUR BREAST THREE (3)
TIMES ON THE WORDS, "THROUGH MY FAULT, THROUGH MY
FAULT, THROUGH MY MOST GREVIOUS FAULT." THIS IS DONE
TO IMPOSE PUNISHMENT FOR YOUR SINS.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; WILSON

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Church
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WHEN YOU FOLD YOUR HANDS WHEN GOING TO COMMUNION, YOU
CROSS YOUR THUMBS TO FORM A CROSS. THIS IS TO
REMIND YOU OF JESUS DYING ON THE CROSS.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; WILSON

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Church
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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CUSTOM

ALWAYS PUT THE HEAD OF YOUR BED TOWARDS THE NORTH.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; WILSON

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Home
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Sleeping

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WHEN A CHILD IS BORN THE FATHER HANDS OUT CIGARS.
BLUE CIGAR BANDS INDICATE A BOY; PINK A GIRL.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; WILSON

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Birth

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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MY MOTHER, WHO'S NOW 74, HAS ALWAYS SERVED PORK AND SAUER-
KRAUT ON NEW YEAR'S DAY FOR THE PAST 53 YEARS, EVER SINCE
SHE'S BEEN MARRIED AND I CAN'T REMEMBER HER SERVING
ANYTHING DIFFERENT WHEN I WAS GROWING UP SINCE PORK AND
SAUERKRAUT BROUGHT GOOD LUCK FOR THE COMING YEAR. MY
SISTER STILL FOLLOWS THIS AND BELIEVES IN IT.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; WILSON

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 03-12-1972

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JUMP-ROPE RIME

SALT, PEPPER, VINEGAR, SPICE.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; WILSON

Keyword(s): SPEED-JUMP

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse Game Verse

Date learned: 03-12-1972

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JUMP-ROPE RIME

1,2, BUTTON YOUR SHOE
3, 4, SHUT THE DOOR
5, 6, PICK UP STICKS
7, 8, THEY (LAY) THEM STRAIGHT
9, 10, THE BIG FAT HEN.
11, 12, DIG AND DELVE
13, 14, MAIDS A COURTING
15, 16, MAIDS IN THE KITCHEN
17, 18 MAIDS IN WAITING
19, 20, MY STOMACH IS EMPTY

Where learned: NEW YORK ; WILSON

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse Game Verse

Date learned: 03-12-1972

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YOU WILL HAVE GOOD LUCK WHEN YOU BEND OVER
BACKWARDS AND KISS THE BLARNEY STONE (IN IRELAND).

Where learned: NEW YORK ; WILSON

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Good luck Objects
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PUTTING A HORSESHOE ABOVE A DOOR WILL BRING GOOD
LUCK.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; WILSON

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Wall Partition Door Window
BELIEF -- Good luck Horseshoe

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PUT BIRDS' NESTS IN YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE TO BRING GOOD
LUCK.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; WILSON

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
BELIEF -- Good luck Animals

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF YOU BREAK A MIRROR YOU WILL HAVE SEVEN YEARS BAD
LUCK.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; WILSON

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
BELIEF -- Bad luck Mirror

Date learned: 03-12-1972

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NEVER PUT A HAT ON A BED--IT WILL BRING BAD LUCK.

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Where learned: NEW YORK ; WILSON

Keyword(s): Bed ; BELIEF ; CLOTHING ; Fashion ; Hat ; LUCK ; Placement ; PREDICTION ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Furniture (bed, table, chair, etc.)

Date learned: 03-12-1972

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IF YOU OPEN AN UMBRELLA IN THE HOUSE, IT WILL BRING
BAD LUCK.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; WILSON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Umbrella

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO GIVE SOMEONE A PURSE OR MONEY
CONTAINER AND NOT PUT A PENNY OR COIN IN IT,
SINCE THEY WOULD THEN NEVER HAVE ANY MONEY.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; WILSON

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Bad luck Money
BELIEF -- Bad luck Gifts

Date learned: 03-12-1972

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IF ONE RECEIVED A PIN OR BROOCH FOR A GIFT, ONE
ALWAYS GAVE THE GIVER A COIN, SO AS TO WARD
OFF BAD LUCK.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; WILSON

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Bad luck Sharp objects

Date learned: 03-12-1972

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