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WHEN WEARING A NECKLACE, THE CLASP SOMETIMES WORKS ITS
WAY TO THE FRONT. GRAB THE CLASP AND TURN IT AROUND WHILE
MAKING A WISH. IF YOU DO NOT TELL WHAT THE WISH WAS,
IT WILL COME TRUE.

Submitter comment: THIS SUPERSTITION IS WIDESPREAD. WHEN THE INFORMANT MOVED
TO DETROIT, SHE LEARNED THAT KIDS IN DETROIT BELIEVE THIS
TOO.

Where learned: KANSAS ; WHITE CITY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Prayer

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MRS. MOOR SAYS THAT WHEN YOU GIVE A PURSE TO
SOMEONE OR PUT ONE IN STORAGE YOU SHOULD LEAVE
A PENNY IN IT; OTHERWISE THE PURSE WILL NEVER
HOLD MONEY.

Where learned: KANSAS ; WHITE CITY

Keyword(s): GIFTS, PRESENTS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 00001975CA

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