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IF A RED HAIRED CHILD (ESPECIALLY A GIRL) IS BORN INTO THE
FAMILY, IT WAS CONSIDERED A DISGRACE.

Where learned: INDIANA ; LOGANSPORT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Color

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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ALWAYS PLANT LATE POTATOES ON GOOD FRIDAY.

Where learned: INDIANA ; LOGANSPORT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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ALWAYS PLANT SWEET PEAS ON ST. PATRICK'S DAY.

Where learned: INDIANA ; LOGANSPORT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- March 17 Feast of St. Patrick
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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ALWAYS PLANT CUCUMBERS ON THE FOURTH OF JULY AFTER SUNDOWN.

Where learned: INDIANA ; LOGANSPORT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- July 4 Independence Day
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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ALWAYS PLANT POTATOES IN THE DARK OF THE MOON IN JUNE.

Where learned: INDIANA ; LOGANSPORT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- June
BELIEF -- Moon
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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IF YOU SEE A CAT EATING GRASS, IT WILL RAIN SOON.

Where learned: INDIANA ; LOGANSPORT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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IF A BIRD GETS INTO THE HOUSE, THERE WILL SOON BE A DEATH
IN THE FAMILY.

Where learned: INDIANA ; LOGANSPORT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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IF YOU GIVE SOMEONE A KNIFE OR A NEEDLE AS A GIFT, IT WILL
SEVER YOUR FRIENDSHIP. IF THEY GIVE YOU A PENNY TO PAY
FOR THE GIFT, THEN IT WON'T SEVER THE FRIENDSHIP.

Where learned: INDIANA ; LOGANSPORT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth

Date learned: 06-21-1970

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IF YOU HAVE TO GO BACK HOME FOR SOMETHING FORGOTTEN, SIT DOWN AND
COUNT TO TEN BEFORE GOING BACK TO AVOID BAD LUCK.

Where learned: INDIANA ; LOGANSPORT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Number P686.3.10
BELIEF -- Conversions

Date learned: 06-21-1970

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IF A BLACK CAT CROSSES YOUR PATH, SPIT IN YOUR HAT TO CANCEL
THE BAD LUCK.

Where learned: INDIANA ; LOGANSPORT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Conversions
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 06-21-1970

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PROVERB

DON'T BUST A GUSSET!

Where learned: INDIANA ; LOGANSPORT

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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