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NOT GIVEN

THERE IS A PLACE IN LIBANON, NEW YORK, CALLED "LOVER'S LEAP."
AN INDIAN GIRL IN LOVE WITH A BRAVE FROM THE OTHER TRIBE LEAPED
TO HER DEATH WITH HIM BECAUSE THEIR RESPECTIVE TRIBES WERE AT
WAR AND WOULD NOT PERMIT THEM TO MARRY.

Where learned: Massachusetts ; SPRINGFIELD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Explanation of a name

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HABIT IS EVERYTHING-----EVEN IN LOVE.

Where learned: HOME ; DORM ROOM ; Massachusetts ; TOLD IN ; SPRINGFIELD

Keyword(s): ASSONANCE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-23-1971

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MARRIAGE

ANN: ABOUT MARRYING IN BLUE
LOUISE: THE ONE YOU'LL LOVE WILL BE TRUE. AND IF YOU
MARRY IN WHITE--THERE'S SOMETHING--IT'S A GOOD SIGN.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage

Date learned: 07-27-1968

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INCEST

THIS JOKE I HEARD AT SUNDAY SCHOOL. IT'S ABOUT INCEST. IT'S
OK IF IT'S KEPT IN THE FAMILY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
BELIEF -- Marriage

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ANN: ABOUT THE RED BIRD....
LOUISE: IF YOU SEE A RED BIRD, YOU'LL SEE SOMEONE YOU'RE NOT
EXPECTING.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Sign Color

Date learned: 07-27-1968

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WHEN THE HEM OF YOUR DRESS GETS TURNED UP, BY ACCIDENT, YOU
ARE GOING TO RECEIVE A NEW DRESS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Use of Object Dress, buttons, jewelry

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MARY: IF YOU'VE EVER HAD A BROKEN BONE AND IT ACHES, YOU KNOW
THERE IS TO BE A DEFINITE CHANGE IN THE WEATHER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Use of Object
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Pains

Date learned: 07-12-1968

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ANN: TELL ME WHAT YOU SAW THE OTHER DAY.
BRUCE: SIM KILLED A SMALL COPPERHEAD THE OTHER DAY AND HE
SAID IT WOULDN'T DIE UNTIL SUNSET. HE ALSO SAID, TO HANG A
SNAKE ON THE FENCE AND IT WILL RAIN. AND HE SAID IT IN
JOKING.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

Subject headings: 891 Animals, vertebrate and invertebrate)
891 Animals, (vertebrate and invertebrate)
891 Animals, (vertebrate and invertebrate)
891 Animals, (vertebrate and invertebrate)
891 Animals, (vertebrate and invertebrate)
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Animals (vertebrate and invertebrate)
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through P891.3
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 07-25-1968

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THEN IF THE BOTTOM OF YOUR FEET ITCH, YOU'RE GOING TO
WALK ON A STRANGE LAND.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching hands and feet

Date learned: 07-27-1968

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ANN: ABOUT ARTHRITIS AND THE WEATHER.
LOUISE: WHEN IT'S GONNA RAIN, IT ACHES AND HURTS. AS LONG
AS THE WEATHER'S FAIR, IT DON'T ACHE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Pains

Date learned: 07-27-1968

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LOUISE: IF NOSE ITCHING, SOMEONE'S COMING.
ANN: AGAIN.
LOUISE: ON RIGHT SIDE, I BELIEVE IT'S FOR A WOMAN AND THE
LEFT SIDE FOR A MAN.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching nose

Date learned: 07-27-1968

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IF YOUR EYE JUMPS SOMETHING HAPPENS THAT YOU'RE NOT GONNA BE
PLEASED. SOMETHING HAPPEN TO SOMEBODY IN THE FAMILY--WHEN
PUMPKIN AND HER HUSBAND NOT GETTING ALONG--I KNOW IT.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

Keyword(s): MUSCLE TIC

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Eyes, evil eye
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions

Date learned: 07-27-1968

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ANN: ABOUT YOUR HAND?
LOUISE: O YES, WHEN ITCHES AND KINDA BURNS LIKE, KINDA
QUIVERS, YOU GONNA GET SOME MONEY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hands, palms, fingernails
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching hands and feet

Date learned: 07-27-1968

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IF THERE IS A RING AROUND THE MOON, IT WILL RAIN WITHIN THE
NEXT 24 HOURS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Observation of galactic or celestial bodies
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 07-12-1968

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ANOTHER ONE SIM TOLD ME, THUNDER BEFORE NOON MEANS IT'S LIKELY
TO RAIN THAT DAY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 07-25-1968

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SPEAKING OF RAIN, SIM TOLD ME THAT A LOT OF THE OLDTIMERS SAY
TO WATCH THE FOG IN THE MORNING. IF THE FOG IS UP IN THE
MORNING, IT'LL RAIN AND IF IT DOESN'T, IT WON'T.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through A time segment or a direction
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 07-25-1968

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LIGHTNING WILL NEVER STRIKE TWICE IN THE SAME PLACE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

Subject headings: 686 Seconds / Twice / Two
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 07-12-1968

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I WAS TOLD THAT MY FRESHMAN COLLEGE ENGLISH
TEACHER, MISS HELTON, AT GULF PARK JR. COLLEGE
IN GULFPORT, MISSISSIPPI, WAS READING A POEM
IN CLASS ONE (DAY) AND THAT SHE GOT SO
ENTRANCED BY THE POEM THAT SHE WALKED OUT
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CLASS PERIOD WITHOUT
SAYING A WORD--IN A DAZE. SHE WALKED ACROSS
THE CAMPUS TO A PIER WHICH EXTENDS OUT INTO
THE GULF AND WALKED TO THE END OF THE PIER
AND SAT DOWN. SHE SAT AND MEDITATED THERE
UNTIL THE CLASS WAS OVER.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

James Callow Keyword(s): RAPTURE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 08-07-1968

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