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PEOPLE BORN BETWEEN THE LIGHTS (DUSK AND DAWN) CAN SEE SPIRITS.

 

 

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Informant learned this from the book "These Are Our Lives" (Kingsport Press, 1939, pp.26-29), a Federal Writers' Project publication featuring the everyday lives of people in the South.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; KINGSPORT ; "These Are Our Lives"

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Custom

Date learned: 00-00-1939

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FOR TEETHING PAINS, TIE A BAG OF FLUCK (A WEED) AROUND THE NECK.

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Informant learned this from the book "These Are Our Lives" (Kingsport Press, 1939, pp.26-29), a Federal Writers' Project publication featuring the everyday lives of people in the South. This home remedy was shared by Gracie Turner, an African-American sharecropper.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; KINGSPORT ; "These Are Our Lives"

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 00-00-1939

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CURE FOR FLU

CASTOR OIL AND TURPENTINE SPRINKLED ON HAIR.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant learned this from the book "These Are Our Lives" (Kingsport Press, 1939, pp.26-29), a Federal Writers' Project publication featuring the everyday lives of people in the South.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; KINGSPORT ; "These Are Our Lives"

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 00-00-1939

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WHEN YOU FIND A WITCHES SKIN BEHIND A DOOR, FILL IT WITH RED PEPPER. WHEN THE WITCH JUMPS IN IT, SHE WILL YELL, "SLIP SKIN, SLIP SKIN, SLIP..!"

Data entry tech comment:

Informant learned this from the book "These Are Our Lives" (Kingsport Press, 1939, pp.26-29), a Federal Writers' Project publication featuring the everyday lives of people in the South.

 

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; KINGSPORT ; "These Are Our Lives"

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Use of Object

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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WHEN YOU GO TO SLEEP, PUT A SIFTER UNDER YOUR BED, AND A WITCH WILL HAVE TO GO THROUGH EVERY HOLE BEFORE HE CAN BOTHER YOU.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant learned this from the book "These Are Our Lives" (Kingsport Press, 1939, pp.26-29), a Federal Writers' Project publication featuring the everyday lives of people in the South.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; KINGSPORT ; "These Are Our Lives"

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Use of Object

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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A KNIFE UNDER YOUR PILLOW WILL KEEP A WITCH FROM RIDING YOU AT NIGHT.

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Informant learned this from the book "These Are Our Lives" (Kingsport Press, 1939, pp.26-29), a Federal Writers' Project publication featuring the everyday lives of people in the South.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; KINGSPORT ; "These Are Our Lives"

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Use of Object

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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PLACING A FORK OR A BUTCHER KNIFE UNDER YOUR PILLOW WILL PROTECT YOU FROM SPELLS.

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Informant learned this from the book "These Are Our Lives" (Kingsport Press, 1939, pp.26-29), a Federal Writers' Project publication featuring the everyday lives of people in the South.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; KINGSPORT ; "These Are Our Lives"

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Use of Object

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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