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DON'T THANK ANYBODY WHEN THEY GIVE YOU A PLANT FOR YOUR
GARDEN; IT'S BAD LUCK; THE PLANT WON'T GROW.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; GAINESVILLE

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

Date learned: 07-00-1968

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I REMEMBER THAT WHEN I WAS A CHILD AND WOULD WALK DOWN THE
STREET WITH MY GRANDMOTHER, MRS. M. C. BROWN, SR., GAINESVILLE,
GEORGIA, SHE WOULD INSIST THAT WE WALK IN STEP. SHE SAID WE
WOULD HAVE GOOD LUCK IF WE DID.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; GAINESVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Leaving Entering Returning home Travel

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DURING MY CHILDHOOD, I REMEMBER MY GRANDMOTHER (MRS. M. C. BROWN
SR., GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA) GETTING VERY UPSET WHEN ANYONE WOULD
PUT A HAT ON ONE OF HER BEDS. SHE FELT THAT THIS WAS VERY
BAD LUCK.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; GAINESVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Furniture (bed, table, chair, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)

Date learned: 08-01-1968

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PROVERB

IT'S HOT AS HELL WITH THE LID OFF.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; GAINESVILLE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 08-05-1968

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