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FROGS CAUSE WARTS.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; FULTON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- P00

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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ON NEW YEAR'S DAY BRING SOMETHING INTO THE HOUSE AND
DON'T TAKE ANYTHING OUT OR SPEND MONEY. IF YOU SPEND
MONEY ON NEW YEAR'S DAY, YOU'LL BE SPENDING ALL YEAR.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; FULTON

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

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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IF MEN VISIT YOU ON NEW YEAR'S DAY, THE PULLETS WILL BE
ROOSTERS; IF WOMEN COME, THEY WILL BE HENS.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; FULTON

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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DON'T CUT FINGERNAILS ON FRIDAY; IT'S BAD LUCK.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; FULTON

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

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PLANT POTATOES ON THE DARK OF THE MOON.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; FULTON

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

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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DON'T START A NEW JOB ON FRIDAY UNLESS YOU CAN FINISH IT
THAT DAY OR IT WILL BRING BAD LUCK.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; FULTON

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

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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PLANT CUCUMBERS WHEN THE SIGNS ARE IN THE TWINS

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; FULTON

James Callow Keyword(s): GEMINI

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

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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WEAR A MOL'S FOOT TO KEEP OFF DISEASE.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; FULTON

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

Date learned: 02-01-970

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CUT YOUR FINGERNAILS ON MONDAY AND YOU'LL HAVE MONEY

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; FULTON

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

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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IF YOU GO BACK AFTER SOMETHING, MAKE A CROSS WITH YOUR
FOOT OR YOU'LL HAVE BAD LUCK.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; FULTON

James Callow Keyword(s): GO BACK INTO THE HOUSE, AFTER LEAVING?

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

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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PUT OUT YELLOW LIGHTS AND IT WILL KEEP SKUNKS AWAY.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; FULTON

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

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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COOK BLACK EYED PEAS ON NEW YEAR'S DAY FOR MONEY

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; FULTON

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

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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IF A WEEPERWILL GETS CLOSE TO THE HOUSE OR NEAR THE
ASHHOPPER, SOMEONE IN THE FAMILY WILL DIE IN A YEAR.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; FULTON

James Callow Keyword(s): BIRD WHIPPORWHILL WHIPPORWILL

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

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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HAPPY IS THE BRIDE THE SUN SHINES ON

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; FULTON

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

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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ON THE FIRST DAY OF MAY LOOK DOWN INTO THE CISTERN WITH
A MIRROR FACING THE WATER, THE MAN YOU SEE IS THE MAN
YOU'LL MARRY.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; FULTON

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May 1 May Day
BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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IF YOU'D HAVE A BABY EVERY TWO YEARS, IT'LL MAKE YOU
HEALTHY

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; FULTON

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

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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BABIES SHOULD WEAR A BELLY BAND FOR THREE MONHS FOR A
STRONG BACK

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; FULTON

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

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BABIES GET A MOLE WHEN THE MOTHER DOESN'T EAT DRIED APPLES
DURING PREGNANCY

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; FULTON

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

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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GET (DRINK?) CORNSILK TEA FOR PERIODS TO COME ON

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; FULTON

James Callow Keyword(s): MENSTRUATION

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

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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CEDAR BALL TEA TO MAKE A WOMAN MISCARRY

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; FULTON

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

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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