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TO ELIMINATE PERSISTENT LEG CRAMPS, PLACE YOUR SHOES
AGAINST THE WALL AT NIGHT, TOES TURNED TOWARD THE
WASHBOARD. YOUR LEG CRAMPS WILL STOP.

Submitter comment: THIS PIECE OF ADVICE WAS TOLD TO THE INFORMANT BY HIS
MOTHER, STELLA ODOERFER WHO WAS OF IRISH/ENGLISH ORIGIN
AND WAS BORN AND RAISED IN NORTHERN MICHIGAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MARLETTE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 00001950CA

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A POULTICE MADE FROM MILK-SOAKED BREAD PLACED UPON
AN INFECTED AREA WILL DRAW THE INFECTION OUT.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS LEARNED FROM THE INFORMANT'S MOTHER, STELLA
ODOERFER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MARLETTE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 00001940CA

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A PREGNANT WOMAN SHOULD NEVER HANG CLOTHES OUT ON A LINE
TO DRY. IF SHE DOES THE UMBILICAL CORD WILL BECOME WOUND
AROUND THE NECK OF HER UNBORN BABY.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS TOLD TO THE INFORMANT BY STELLA ODOERFER, HIS
MOTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MARLETTE

James Callow Keyword(s): WASHING CLOTHES

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

Date learned: 00001945CA

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