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OMEN

ANYONE BORN AFTER HIS FATHER'S DEATH CAN CURE A BABY'S THRASH BY
BLOWING IN ITS MOUTH.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; HOHENWALD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Curer

Date learned: 06-11-1972

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COUGH REMEDY

MAKE A COUGH MEDICINE OF HOREHOUND TEA AND HONEY MIXED TOGETHER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; HOHENWALD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 06-11-1972

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REMEDY

DRINK SHEEP BALL TEA TO MAKE MEASLES BREAK OUT.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; HOHENWALD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

Date learned: 06-11-1972

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REMEDY

ROAST ONION JUICE WILL CURE A BABY'S COLIC.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; HOHENWALD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

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REMEDY

CATNIP TEA OR BULL NETTLE TEA GIVEN TO A BABY WILL MAKE THE HIVES
BREAK OUT.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; HOHENWALD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 06-11-1972

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WART CURE

FIND A PERSIMMON WATER SPROUT AND CUT ONE NOTCH IN IT FOR EACH
WART YOU HAVE. PUT THE SWITCH UNDER THE HOUSE AND YOUR WARTS
WILL GO AWAY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; HOHENWALD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 06-11-1972

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METHOD OF CURING WARTS

TO MAKE WARTS GO AWAY WASH THEM IN STUMP WATER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; HOHENWALD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 06-11-1972

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METHOD OF CURING

RUB MUTTON TALLOW ON THE BOTTOMS OF A BABY'S FEET AND HOLD HIS
FEET TO THE FIRE TO CURE A COLD.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; HOHENWALD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 06-11-1972

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BELIEF

A CROWN IN A FEATHER PILLOW IS A SIGN OF DEATH IN THE FAMILY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; HOHENWALD

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 06-11-1972

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BELIEF

CUCUMBERS SHOULD BE PLANTED WHEN THE SIGN IS IN THE TWINS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; HOHENWALD

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 06-11-1972

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BELIEF

A WHIPPOORWILL SINGING ON TOP OF A HOUSE IS A SIGN OF DEATH IN THE
FAMILY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; HOHENWALD

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 06-11-1972

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BELIEF

A ROOSTER THAT CROWS BEFORE 4:00 A.M. WILL BRING BAD LUCK UNLESS
THE ROOSTER IS KILLED.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; HOHENWALD

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 06-11-1972

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BELIEF ABOUT WEATHER

WHEN THE CORN HAS REAL HEAVY SHUCKS, IT WILL BE A HARD WINTER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; HOHENWALD

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 06-11-1972

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BELIEF

IT IS BAD LUCK TO BURN SASSAFRAS WOOD.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; HOHENWALD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-11-1972

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BELIEF

IT IS BAD LUCK TO GO OUT OF A HOUSE BY ANY OTHER DOOR THAN THE ONE
YOU GO IN.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; HOHENWALD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-11-1972

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