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BELIEF

IF A BABY IS BORN WITH A THIN VEIL OF SKIN OVER HIS FACE
IT MEANS THAT HE WILL BECOME A VERY IMPORTANT PERSON

Where learned: FLORIDA ; FORT LAUDERDALE

James Callow Keyword(s): CAUL AMNION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Head, physiognomy, face
BELIEF -- Birth

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BELIEF

IF A BABY IS BORN WITH A THIN VEIL OF SKIN OVER HIS FACE,
IT MEANS HE WILL BECOME A VERY IMPORTANT PERSON
AND HAVE A SUCCESSFUL LIFE.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; FORT LAUDERDALE

Keyword(s): CAUL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 08-00-1971

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Good Luck

Standing on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean just before
sunrise can put you in a great state of mind and can bring
you a world of good luck. If you then take a quarter out
of your pocket
and throw it out into the ocean as far as you can it will
bring you 25 days of good luck. This all must be done before
the sun rises.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; FORT LAUDERDALE

Keyword(s): Buying luck

James Callow Keyword(s): East ; POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Sun
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Still water Large body.
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth
BELIEF -- Number P686.1.25
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 00-00-1991

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IT IS BAD LUCK FOR THE GROOM TO SEE HIS FUTURE
BRIDE ON THEIR WEDDING DAY BEFORE THE CEREMONY.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; FORT LAUDERDALE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Bride and groom must not see each other
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.41

Date learned: 08-00-1971

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