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BELIEF

THERE WILL BE A BIG CHANGE IN WEATHER WHEN THE TELEPHONE POLES AND LINES BEGIN TO BUZZ.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname.

 

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; HOPKINSVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

Date learned: 03-28-1972

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DEWBERRY WINTER

DEWBERRY WINTER--THE SECOND COOL SPELL OF SPRING; APPROXIMATELY THE TIME THAT THE DEWBERRIES START APPEARING ON THE GROUND.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; HOPKINSVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

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DOGWOOD WINTER

DOGWOOD WINTER--THE FIRST COOL SPELL OF SPRING;  APPROXIMATELY WHEN THE DOGWOOD TREES BLOOM.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; HOPKINSVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

Date learned: 04-15-1972

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BLACKBERRY WINTER

BLACKBERRY WINTER--THE THIRD COOL SPELL OF SPRING; APPROXIMATELY THE TIME THAT BLACKBERRIES APPEAR.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; HOPKINSVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

Date learned: 04-15-1972

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WHIPPERWHILL WINTER

WHIPPERWHILL [SIC; WHIP-POOR-WILL] WINTER--THE FOURTH COOL SPELL OF WINTER AND USUALLY THE LAST;  APPEARS WHEN THE WHIPPERWHILLS BEGIN SINGING.

Data entry tech comment:

Correct spelling is whip-poor-will.


 

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; HOPKINSVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

Date learned: 04-15-1972

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BELIEF

IF MARCH COMES IN LIKE A LION, IT WILL GO OUT LIKE A LAMB.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname.

James Callow comment:


 

 

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; HOPKINSVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

Date learned: 04-02-1972

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BELIEF

IF THE SUN SETS CLEAR ON FRIDAY, IT WILL STORM BEFORE MONDAY NIGHT.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname.

 

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; HOPKINSVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

Date learned: 04-02-1972

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BELIEF

THE TWELVE DAYS AFTER CHRISTMAS INDICATE THE WEATHER FOR THE FOLLOWING MONTH. EACH DAY IN ORDER SHOWS THE WEATHER FOR ONE MONTH.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname.

 

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; HOPKINSVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

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BELIEF

WHEN FARM ANIMALS ARE UNUSUALLY FRISKY, IT IS A SIGN OF RAIN.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname.

 

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; HOPKINSVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

Date learned: 04-16-1972

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BELIEF

IF SOME NIGHT YOU HEAR A CRICKET CHIRPING IN THE HOUSE, LOOK FOR COLD WEATHER SOON.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname.

 

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; HOPKINSVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

Date learned: 04-02-1972

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BELIEF

A SPIRIT WILL HAUNT YOU IF YOU STEP ON ITS GRAVE IN THE
CEMETERY.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname.

 

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; HOPKINSVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 04-15-1972

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BELIEF

ANTS WILL HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH CHALK, SO USE IT TO GET RID OF THEM.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; HOPKINSVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Insect

Date learned: 03-29-1972

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BELIEF

A HONEY BEE DIES WHEN IT STINGS A HUMAN BEING.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; HOPKINSVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Insect

Date learned: 04-01-1972

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IF YOU STAND IN FRONT OF A MIRROR AT 12 O'CLOCK AT NIGHT
WITH IT COMPLETELY DARK AND REPEAT TWELVE TIMES, "I DON'T
BELIEVE IN THE BELL WITCH," SHE WILL SCRATCH YOU ON THE
FACE.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; HOPKINSVILLE

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration
686 Seconds / Twice / Two
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Head, physiognomy, face

Date learned: 07-27-1968

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IF YOU EAT A THIMBLE OF SALT AND WALK BACKWARDS TO THE BED,
WITHOUT SPEAKING TO ANYONE OR DRINKING WATER, YOU WILL DREAM
ABOUT THE ONE YOU'LL MARRY.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; HOPKINSVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Dreams Dreams about weddings, funerals, and other crucial moments of life
BELIEF -- Use of object for determining future spouse

Date learned: 07-27-1968

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IF YOU DREAM A DREAM THREE NIGHTS IN SUCCESSION, IT WILL COME
TRUE.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; HOPKINSVILLE

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Dreams

Date learned: 04-03-1972

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THE PERSON WHO FINDS A "MOCK" WEDDING RING IN THE BRIDAL CAKE
WILL MARRY WITHIN A YEAR.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; HOPKINSVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Wedding cake
BELIEF -- Use of Object

Date learned: 04-03-1972

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