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SUPERSTITION - FISHING

IF THE WIND IS FROM THE WEST,
THE FISH BITE LEAST.
IF THE WIND IS FROM THE WEST,
THE FISH BITE BEST.

Where learned: WISCONSIN ; HILBERT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Custom

Date learned: 07-28-1968

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SUPERSTITION - WEATHER

WHEN THE SUN SETS IN A CLOUD IT MEANS RAINY WEATHER.

Where learned: WISCONSIN ; HILBERT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Custom

Date learned: 07-28-1968

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UNIVERSITY SUPERSTITION

IF A VIRGIN WALKS IN FRONT OF THE SEATED STATUE OF LINCOLN
ON THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN CAMPUS, HE IMMEDIATELY RISES
AND BOWS.

Where learned: WISCONSIN ; HILBERT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Custom

Date learned: 07-22-1968

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TO HAVE A WISH COME TRUE, MAKE THE WISH AFTER YOU'VE PUT
YOUR PAJAMAS ON. THEN TAKE YOUR CLOTHES OFF AND PUT THEM
BACK ON THREE TIMES, STAND ON YOUR BED TURNING AROUND
SEVEN TIMES AND FALL ASLEEP WITHOUT SPEAKING TO ANYONE.

Submitter comment: WIDELY PRACTICED IN THE UNDERGRADUATE WOMEN'S DORM AT THE

Where learned: WISCONSIN ; HILBERT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Custom

Date learned: 08-06-1968

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IF YOU PLACE A GLASS OF WATER WITH A SLIVER OF WOOD FLOATING
ON THE SURFACE UNDER YOUR BED AND FALL ASLEEP CHANTING, "LET
ME DREAM OF MY LOVE TONIGHT" YOU WILL DREAM OF THE BOY
YOU'LL MARRY. HE WILL RESCUE YOU FROM DROWNING IN YOUR
DREAM.

Where learned: WISCONSIN ; HILBERT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Custom

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SUPERSTITION - WEATHER

WHEN A DOG CHEWS GRASS, IT WILL RAIN.

Where learned: WISCONSIN ; HILBERT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Custom

Date learned: 07-28-1968

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EVERY DAY AFTER JANUARY FIRST GETS THE LENGTH OF
A ROOSTER GROW LONGER.

Where learned: WISCONSIN ; HILBERT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour

Date learned: 07-28-1968

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WHEN IT RAINS ON A MARRIED COUPLE, AS THEY COME OUT OF CHURCH,
THEY WILL BE BLESSED WITH RICHES.

Where learned: WISCONSIN ; HILBERT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Marriage Superstition about good weather
BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth

Date learned: 07-28-1968

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STORY ABOUT JEWISH PEDDLAR

THERE USED TO BE A FEW JEWS THAT MADE THE COUNTRY ROADS AND
SOLD HOUSE BROOMS AND CLOTHING, SOME EVEN HAD APPLES, POTATOES AND
FISH. THEY WOULD ALSO BUY OLD COINS AND RAGS. THEY CAME IN REAL
COMMON CLOTHES, BUT BACK HOME THEY OWNED A BIG NEW HOME AND A
LARGE AUTOMOBILE.

James Callow comment: SPELLING OF CLOTHES AND OWNED CORRECTED.

Where learned: WISCONSIN ; HILBERT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Human Being

Date learned: 07-28-1968

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