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BELIEF

IF YOU GIVE ANYTHING SHARP, SUCH AS A KNIFE, AS A GIFT, GIVE A
PENNY ALSO, SO YOU WON'T CUT YOUR FRIENDSHIP.

Where learned: VERMONT ; VERGENNES

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

Date learned: 03-00-1971

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PREDICTION

A BIRD SITTING ON THE WINDOW SILL MEANS YOU WILL HEAR OF A DEATH.

Where learned: VERMONT ; VERGENNES

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 03-00-1971

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FOOD

A FOOD COMMONLY EATEN IN VERMONT IS FRIED CABBAGE MADE BY FRYING
RAW CABBAGE IN VEGETABLE OIL UNTIL IT IS BROWNED.

Where learned: VERMONT ; VERGENNES

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Kind of Food and Its Preparation

Date learned: 03-00-1971

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TO PREDICT THE SEX OF AN UNBORN CHILD TIE AN EGG TO A
STRING AND HOLD IT OVER THE PREGNANT WOMAN'S STOMACH--
IF EGG MOVES TO THE LEFT, BABY WILL BE A BOY--IF EGG
MOVES TO THE RIGHT, IT WILL BE A GIRL.

Where learned: VERMONT ; VERGENNES

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Birth

Date learned: 03-00-1971

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PREDICTION

FIND A PENNY, PICK IT UP,
ALL THE DAY YOU'LL HAVE GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: VERMONT ; VERGENNES

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

Date learned: 02-00-1971

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