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DURING A STORM, IT WAS A CUSTOM IN OUR FAMILY FOR THE
HEAD OF THE HOUSE TO TAKE HOLY WATER AND SPRINKLE IT
THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE TO PROTECT IT. THE ENTIRE FAMILY
WOULD ACCOMPANY THE FATHER ON A JOURNEY TO EVERY ROOM,
AND EVERY TIME HE SPRINKLED HOLY WATER ALL WOULD BLESS
THEMSELVES. (MAKE THE SIGN OF THE CROSS.)

Where learned: NEW YORK ; WAVERLY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Wind Whirlwind Hurricane Cyclone Tornado

Date learned: 00001960 CA.

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