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BELIEF

WHEN YOU DROP A FORK, YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE COMPANY.

Where learned: Massachusetts ; LEOMINSTER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Home

Date learned: 07-02-1973

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STOPPING BLEEDING

THERE IS A WOMAN IN LEOMINSTER, MASSACHUSETTS WHO CAN STOP
BLEEDING. SHE DOES NOT LAY ON HANDS; SHE IS NOT EVEN IN THE
SAME ROOM. SHE GOES INTO ANOTHER ROO
AND SOMEHOW THE
BLEEDING STOPS. WHAT SHE DOES IS A SECRET AND WILL BE
PASSED ONTO THE OLDEST MALE OF THE NEWEST GENERATION IN
HER FAMILY WHEN SHE DIES.

Where learned: Massachusetts ; LEOMINSTER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Curer

Date learned: 07-02-1973

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PREVENTING TIREDNESS

WEARING BOOTS INDOORS WILL MAKE ONE BECOME SLEEPY. IN THE
SCHOOLS IN LEOMINSTER, THE CHILDREN ARE REQUIRED TO REMOVE
RUBBER BOOTS BECAUSE THEY IN PARTICULAR WILL CAUSE FATIGUE.

Where learned: Massachusetts ; LEOMINSTER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 06-03-1973

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FOR HARD FINGERNAILS

SOAK NAILS IN OLIVE OIL. DO IT FOR AN HOUR A DAY WHILE
WATCHING T.V. OR READING.

Where learned: Massachusetts ; LEOMINSTER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 12-00-1972

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WEATHER SIGN

WHEN THE LEAVS TURN OVER IN THE TREES, IT'S GOING TO RAIN.

Where learned: Massachusetts ; LEOMINSTER

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 07-02-1973

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WEATHER SIGN

WHEN THE SKY IS PINK IN THE EVENING, THE NEXT DAY WILL BE
VERY HOT.

Where learned: Massachusetts ; LEOMINSTER

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 07-02-1973

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