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DON'T ROCK AN EMPTY CHAIR -- BAD LUCK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; GOODLETTSVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 10-03-1973

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EARACHE CURE:
USE WARM OLIVE OIL.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; GOODLETTSVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 10-03-1973

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DROP A SPOON, COMPANY IS COMING.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; GOODLETTSVILLE

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 10-03-1973

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PUTTING ANY CLOTHING ON INSIDE OUT IS GOOD LUCK, BUT
DON'T TAKE IT OFF THAT DAY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; GOODLETTSVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 10-03-1973

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A BIRD HITTING YOUR WINDOW MEANS DEATH.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; GOODLETTSVILLE

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 10-03-1973

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SIGN OF A HOWLING DOG MEANS DEATH.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; GOODLETTSVILLE

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 10-03-1973

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THE ONLY BAD LUCK YOU GET FROM BREAKING A MIRROR IS THAT
IT COST (S) MONEY TO REPLACE IT.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; GOODLETTSVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Mirror

Date learned: 10-03-1973

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NEVER OPEN AN UMBRELLA IN A HOUSE, IT'S BAD LUCK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; GOODLETTSVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Umbrella

Date learned: 10-03-1973

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IF YOU FIND A PENNY, PICK IT UP AND ALL THE DAY YOU'LL
HAVE GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; GOODLETTSVILLE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.881
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Good luck Money

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