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WHEN THE SUN IS SHINING WHILE IT RAINS, IT MEANS IT WILL
RAIN AGAIN TOMORROW.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WHITMORE LAKE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sun
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

Date learned: 10-20-1988

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DEATH ALWAYS OCCURS IN THREES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WHITMORE LAKE

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

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A MAN COMMITS SUICIDE AND THEREFORE CAN'T BE BURIED IN CHURCH.
THE BODY IS LEFT OUTSIDE IN THE SUN ON A WARM JULY AFTERNOON,
WHILE THE FAMILY SEEKS BURIAL APPROVAL FROM THE BISHOP.
THE BODY SITS OUTSIDE FOR HOURS, YET NO DECOMPOSER TAKES PLACE.
WAS HE BURIED ALIVE?

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WHITMORE LAKE

James Callow Keyword(s): DECOMPOSITION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

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IF YOU EAT PORK ON NEW YEAR'S DAY YOU WILL HAVE A PROSPEROUS
NEW YEAR; IF YOU EAT SOMETHING THAT SCRATCHES AT THE GROUND,
SUCH AS A CHICKEN, SO WILL YOU SCRATCH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WHITMORE LAKE

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
Food Drink -- Meat Bred animal
Food Drink -- Meat Bird Poultry

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ONLY THOSE BORN IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER SHOULD WEAR THE OPAL,
IT WILL BRING ALL OTHERS BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WHITMORE LAKE

James Callow Keyword(s): JEWELRY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F100
BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- P647
BELIEF -- Good luck
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 11-24-1988

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SPILLING SALT IS BAD LUCK. IF YOU DO, YOU SHOULD
SHAKE SOME SALT OVER YOUR RIGHT SHOULDER TO REINSTATE
YOUR GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WHITMORE LAKE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Good luck
BELIEF -- Bad luck
BELIEF -- Conversions

Date learned: 11-24-1988

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MAY GOD BLESS ALL THOSE WHO LOVE ME
AND THOSE WHO DON'T LOVE ME, PLEASE TEACH ME TO
FIND THE GOODNESS TO LOVE THEM ANYWAY.
ALSO, PLEASE MARK THEM SO THAT I KNOW WHO TO AVOID.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WHITMORE LAKE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 11-24-1988

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