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WORK CUSTOM: EGG LAYING

TO MAKE CHICKENS LAY EGGS, YOU TAKE THE DUNG OF RABBITS AND POUND
IT INTO POWDER, MIX THIS WITH BRAN AND FEED IT TO CHICKENS.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HIS GRANDFATHER.

Where learned: INDIANA ; South Bend

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Bird

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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BELIEF: CATCHING FISH

TAKE ROSE SEED AND MUSTARD SEED, AND THE FOOT OF A WEASEL, AND
HANG THESE IN A NET; FISH WILL COLLECT THERE.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HIS YOUTH.

Where learned: INDIANA ; South Bend

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Fish
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Entertainment Diversion

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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LUCK AT CARDS BELIEF

TIE THE HEART OF A BAT WITH A RED SILKEN STRING TO THE RIGHT ARM
AND YOU'LL HAVE GOOD LUCK AND WIN EVERY CARD GAME YOU PLAY.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HER FATHER.

Where learned: INDIANA ; South Bend

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement
BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Entertainment Diversion
BELIEF -- Color
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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BELIEF

HENS SHOULD SET ON AN ODD NUMBER OF EGGS.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HIS FATHER.

Where learned: INDIANA ; South Bend

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Number Odd number (not specific)

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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BELIEF-HOME

IF YOU BREAK A DISH, YOU WILL BREAK THREE BEFORE YOU ARE THROUGH.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HER MOTHER.

Where learned: INDIANA ; South Bend

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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BELIEF-DAILY LIFE

IF YOUR RIGHT PALM ITCHES, YOU WILL LOSE MONEY.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HER SHOOL FRIENDS.

Where learned: INDIANA ; South Bend

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching hands and feet

Date learned: 12-02-1967

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BELIEF-DAILY LIFE

IF YOUR LEFT PALM ITCHES, YOU WILL RECEIVE A LETTER.

Submitter comment:

LEARNED FROM HER SCHOOL FRIENDS.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: INDIANA ; South Bend

Keyword(s): Hand ; ITCH ; Palm ; PREDICTION ; SIGN ; SYMBOL ; Visitor

James Callow Keyword(s): DIRECTION ; POSITION

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching hands and feet

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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BELIEF-DAILY LIFE

IF YOU DROP A FORK, A WOMAN WILL BE COMING TO VISIT YOU, COMING
FROM THE DIRECTION WHICH THE FORK IS POINTED. IF THE KNIFE DROPS,
IT WILL BE A MAN. IF IT IS A SPOON, IT WILL BE A CHILD.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM YOUTH.

Where learned: INDIANA ; South Bend

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- P553

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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BELIEF-DAILY LIFE

IF THERE ARE BUBBLES IN YOUR COFFEE AND YOU CAN PICK THEM UP IN A
SPOON, YOU WILL RECEIVE MONEY.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM YOUTH.

Where learned: INDIANA ; South Bend

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 12-02-1967

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REMEDY

MAKE A BREAD AND MILK POULTICE TO BRING A BOIL TO A HEAD.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM YOUTH.

Data entry tech comment: THERE ARE 3 SIMILAR REFERENCES IN THIS SECTION OF ARCHIVE.

Where learned: INDIANA ; South Bend

Keyword(s): BOILS ; HEAT REMEDY ; INFECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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REMEDY - PLANT

TO CURE PILES, CARRY HORSECHESTNUTS IN YOUR POCKET.

Submitter comment: (LEARNED FROM YOUTH.)

Where learned: INDIANA ; South Bend

Keyword(s): HEMORRHOIDS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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ACTIVITY-ASTRONOMY

ANYTHING PLANTED UNDER GEMINI, WILL BE ABUNDANT. / LEARNED FROM HIS FATHER.
IN ORDER TO GET A GOOD CROP OF CUCUMBERS, PLANT THE SEED UNDER PISCES. / LEARNED FROM HIS MOTHER.
PLANT POTATOES DURING THE SIGN OF CAPRICORN FOR GOOD POTATO YIELD; BUT ONLY WHEN THE POINTS OF THE MOON POINT DOWNWARD. / LEARNED FROM HIS FATHER.
IF YOU DO NOT WANT POTATOES TO GROW TOO DEEP, PLANT THEM IN THE QUARTER OF THE MOON DURING ARIES. / LEARNED FROM HIS FATHER.
PLANT TOMATOES UNDER LIBRA AND THEY WOULD BE LARGE AND HEAVY. / LEARNED FROM HIS MOTHER.

Data entry tech comment: GEMINI=TWINS ; PISCES=FISH, WATER SIGN. ; LIBRA=SCALES--BALANCE

Where learned: INDIANA ; South Bend

James Callow Keyword(s): SYMBOLISM

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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PLANT POTATOES ON GOOD FRIDAY FOR A GOOD CROP.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HER MOTHER.

Where learned: INDIANA ; South Bend

Subject headings: 663 Good Friday
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F555

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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PLANT SWEETPEAS ON MARCH 17 FOR BEAUTY.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HER MOTHER.

Data entry tech comment: WE ASSUME SHE IS TALKING ABOUT FLOWERS, NOT VEGETABLES.

Where learned: INDIANA ; South Bend

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- March 17 Feast of St. Patrick
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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CIDER SHOULD BE DRAWN OFF OF VINEGAR ONLY IN THE
SIGN OF LEO.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HIS FATHER.

Data entry tech comment: CIDER TURNS TO VINEGAR, SO THIS ITEM SEEMS UNCLEAR.

Where learned: INDIANA ; South Bend

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Non-alcoholic fruit beverage

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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NEVER SEAT THIRTEEN AT A TABLE.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HER MOTHER.

Where learned: INDIANA ; South Bend

Subject headings: 686 Specific number by specific number being described
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Daily Life

Date learned: 12-02-1967

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IF YOUR NOSE ITCHES, IT IS A SIGN THAT SOMEONE IS
COMING.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HER YOUTH.

Where learned: INDIANA ; South Bend

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

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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Each year it is a known tradition that all freshmen must
be "laked" on their birthday. Laking includes a group of
around twenty guys that first smear shaving cream on the
birthday boy. He is then led down to St. Mary's Lake
where he receives his birthday swim. The tradition ends
with a goodnight song to the girls in Lewis Hall, and a
mass mooning from all the guys involved in the laking
event.

Where learned: INDIANA ; University of Notre Dame ; South Bend

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- School
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Private birthday or anniversary

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At the University of Notre Dame, the Wednesday before the
first home football game, there is a panty raid at the all
girl college, St. Mary's, which is across from Notre Dame's
campus.

Where learned: INDIANA ; University of Notre Dame ; South Bend

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- School

Date learned: 08-00-1986

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The first snowfall at the University of Notre Dame, calls
for the annual snowball fight between the North Quad dorms
and the South Quad dorms.

Where learned: INDIANA ; University of Notre Dame ; South Bend

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- School

Date learned: 08-00-1986

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