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A BED HAS TO BE FACING NORTH AND SOUTH

THE BED HAS TO BE FACING NORTH AND SOUTH IN ORDER FOR
THE SPIRITS TO CIRCULATE PROPERLY
AROUND THE SLEEPING PERSON.

Submitter comment: SHE LEARNED IT FROM HER GREAT-AUNT WHOSE NAME
IS JOSEPHINE SWITZER AND WHO IS EIGHTY-THREE YEARS OLD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; COLLECTED AT UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration
BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

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MISTLETOE HANGS IN THE ROOM WHEREUPON SOME MEMBERS OF
THE GROUP COMES AND KISSES SOMEBODY STANDING UNDER
THE MISTLETOE.

Submitter comment: SHE SAID THAT SHE LEARNED IT "PROBABLY AT A
CHRISTMAS PARTY OF SOME RELATIVES WHEN (SHE) WAS VERY
SMALL."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; COLLECTED AT UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Mistletoe and other greenery

Date learned: 02-08-1967

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MISTLETOE HANGS IN THE ROOM WHEREUPON SOME MEMBERS OF
THE GROUP COMES AND KISSES SOMEBODY STANDING UNDER
THE MISTLETOE.

Submitter comment: SHE SAID THAT SHE LEARNED IT "PROBABLY AT A
CHRISTMAS PARTY OF SOME RELATIVES WHEN (SHE) WAS VERY
SMALL."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; COLLECTED AT UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Mistletoe and other greenery

Date learned: 02-08-1967

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BLUE BELLS, COCKLE SHELLS,/ EEVY, IVY OVER./ I LIKE COFFEE,/ I LIKE
TEA,/ I LIKE BOYS,/ BUT DO THEY LIKE ME?

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; COLLECTED AT UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): ENDURANCE ; Jump

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

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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NEVER OPEN AN UMBRELLA IN THE HOUSE.

Submitter comment:

THIS IS BELIEVED BY MANY AGED PEOPLE AS WELL
AS YOUNG PEOPLE. THIS IS A SIGN OF BAD LUCK.

Where learned: COLLECTED AT UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Umbrella

Date learned: 03-02-1971

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

IT'S NOT ENOUGH TO BE GOOD --
ONE MUST DO IT THE RIGHT WAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; ALPENA ; COLLECTED AT UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): SKILL PERFECTION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-00-1968

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TODAY WELL-LIVED MAKES EVERY YESTERDAY A DREAM OF
HAPPINESS, AND EVERY TOMORROW A VISION OF HOPE.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; COLLECTED AT UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-00-1968

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

TURN YOUR FACE TO THE SUN, AND THE SHADOWS WILL FALL
BEHIND YOU.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; COLLECTED AT UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-00-1968

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