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MARRIAGE CUSTOM

THE THROWNING OF OLD SHOES AFTER A BRIDAL COUPLES MEANS
GOOD LUCK. IT WAS ORIGINALLY DONE TO SIGNIFY CHANGE OF
OWNERSHIP FROM THE BRIDE'S FATHER TO HER NEW HUSBAND.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TULLAHOMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage

Date learned: 02-12-1972

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MARRIAGE CUSTOM

THROWING OF RICE ON THE NEWLYWED COUPLE IS SUPPOSED TO
REPRESENT THE BLESSING OF FERTILITY AND HAPPINESS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TULLAHOMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage

Date learned: 02-02-1972

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WEATHER SIGN

IF YOU COUNT THE NUMBER OF SUNNY DAYS BETWEEN JULY FIRST AND
SEPTEMBER FIRST, YOU CAN TELL HOW MANY REALLY COLD DAYS THERE
ARE GOING TO BE THAT WINTER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TULLAHOMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 02-12-1972

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WEATHER SIGN

YOU CAN TELL BY HOW MANY DAYS THE FIRST SNOW STAYS ON THE GROUND
ABOUT HOW MANY DEEP SNOWS THERE WILL BE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TULLAHOMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 02-12-1972

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WEATHER SIGN

THE NUMBER OF DAYS THE MOON IS OLD WHEN THE FIRST SNOW FALLS
MEANS HOW MANY SNOWS YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE IN THE WINTER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TULLAHOMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 02-12-1972

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WEATHER SIGN

RAIN'S COMING IF THE STARS AT NIGHT ARE FADED.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TULLAHOMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 02-12-1972

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WEATHER SIGN

IF BONES, MUSCLES, CORN ON FEET AND THE SUCH ACHE MORE THAN
USUAL, IT'S GOING TO RAIN.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TULLAHOMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 02-12-1972

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WEATHER SIGN

IF PEOPLE ARE GRUMPIER THAN USUAL, IT USALLY MEANS RAIN.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TULLAHOMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 02-12-1972

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WEATHER SIGN

IT'S A SIGN OF RAIN IF CATS SNEEZE OR LICK THEIR FUR BACKWARDS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TULLAHOMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 02-12-1972

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WEATHER SIGN

IT'S A SIGN OF RAIN IF DUCKS GET REAL NOISY WITHOUT ANY CALL.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TULLAHOMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 02-12-1972

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WEATHER SIGN

SOMETIMES MOSQUITOES AND KNATS SWARM INTO THE HOUSE MORE IF
RAIN IS COMING.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TULLAHOMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 02-12-1972

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WEATHER SIGN

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TULLAHOMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 02-12-1972

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WEATHER SIGN

IF DANDELIONS HAPPEN TO BLOOM IN APRIL, THERE'LL BE A HOT,
RAINY JULY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TULLAHOMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 02-12-1972

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WEATHER SIGN

BY COUNTING THE NUMBER OF DAYS IN JULY THAT IT GETS OVER ONE-
HUNDRED DEGREES, YOU CAN TELL HOW MANY DAYS THE TEMPERATURE
WILL BE BELOW ZERO IN JANUARY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TULLAHOMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 02-12-1972

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WEATHER SIGN

IF THERE'S A WINDSTORM ON NEW YEAR'S DAY, THERE'LL BE MANY
FLOODS IN THAT YEAR.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TULLAHOMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 02-12-1972

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WEATHER SIGN

THE FIRST TWELVE DAYS OF JANUARY PREDICT WHAT THE WEATHER WILL
BE FOR THE TWELVE MONTHS OF THAT YEAR.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TULLAHOMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 02-12-1972

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WEATHER SIGN

WHEN IT THUNDERS IN FEBRUARY IT MEANS THERE WILL BE A FROST ON
THE SAME DAY IN MAY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TULLAHOMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 02-12-1972

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WEATHER SIGN

THERE'S GOING TO BE BAD WEATHER IF TREE LEAVES ARE REAL THICK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TULLAHOMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 02-12-1972

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WEATHER SIGN

IT'S GOING TO RAIN IF THERE IS A RING AROUND THE MOON. IF THERE'S
NO STARS IN THE RING IT MEANS CLEAR WEATHER AHEAD.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TULLAHOMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 02-12-1972

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BAD LUCK FOR MARRIAGES

IT'S CONSIDERED BAD LUCK IF THE BRIDE IS SEEN ON THE DAY OF THE
WEDDING BEFORE THE CEREMONY STARTS BY HER GROOM.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TULLAHOMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Curse

Date learned: 03-11-1972

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