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FIRST BIRTHDAY

ON A BABY'S FIRST BIRTHDAY, PLACE A ROSARY, WHISKY
GLASS AND SOME MONEY BEFORE HIM. WHICHEVER HE PICKS
WILL BE WHAT HE BECOMES: A PRIEST, A DRUNK, OR
A WEALTHY PERSON.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAYS THIS WAS A PRACTICED CUSTOM AMONG HER FAMILY.

Where learned: TOLD IN ; MCKENDRICK ; ANCIENT DRAMA CLASS

Keyword(s): LIQUOR

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Private birthday or anniversary
BELIEF -- Use of Object

Date learned: 02-12-1971

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FIRST BIRTHDAY

ON A BABY'S FIRST BIRTHDAY, PLACE A ROSARY, WHISKEY GLASS AND SOME
MONEY BEFORE HIM. WHICHEVER HE PICKS WILL BE WHAT HE BECOMES;
A PRIEST, A DRUNK, OR A WEALTHY PERSON.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAYS THIS WAS A PRACTICED CUSTOM AMONG HER FAMILY

Where learned: TOLD IN ; MCKENDRICK ; ANCIENT DRAMA CLASS

James Callow Keyword(s): SYMBOLS

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
Observation
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Birth

Date learned: 02-12-1971

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