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SIGNATURES

L.Y.L.A.S.A. LOVE YOU LIKE A SISTER ALWAYS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MILLINGTON

Subject headings: Z210

Date learned: 00001970S

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LUCK

THE STUDENTS OF MILLINGTON CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL WORE THEIR CLASS
RINGS WITH THE WORD CENTRAL FACING THE KNUCKELE BEFORE GRADUATION
AND TURNED OPPOSITE AFTER GRADUATION FOR LUCK.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT STILLS UPHOLDS THE SUPERSTITION.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MILLINGTON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Jewelry (gems, rings, etc.)

Date learned: 00-00-1978

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IF YOU GRADUATE IN A CERTAIN YEAR YOU MUST HAVE YOUR CLASS RING
TURNED THAT NUMBER OF TIMES TO INSURE GOOD LUCK. EX- 1983-83 TURNS
BY 83 PEOPLE.

Submitter comment: THE RING SHOULD BE TURNED CLOCKWISE FROM THE WEARERS POINT OF VIEW.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MILLINGTON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number Counting beliefs
BELIEF -- Good luck Jewelry (gems, rings, etc.)
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 00-00-1978

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