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THERE IS A QUILT PATTERN SHAPED LIKE A CROSS. WHEN YOU DO
SOMETHING WRONG OR SIN, YOU CAN PUT IT ON YOUR BED AND
YOUR SINS WILL BE WASHED AWAY.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; NORTH GARDEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Cross and its various modifications

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OUR GRANDMOTHER BELIEVED THAT LIGHTED LAMPS AND CANDLES AT
NIGHT WOULD KEEP AWAY GHOSTS AND WITCHES.

Where learned: VIRGINIA, ASSUMED ; NORTH GARDEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Witch Shaman
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

Date learned: 03-29-1969

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THE WAY YOU ACT AND FEEL ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE NEW YEAR
IS THE WAY YOU'LL BE MOST OF THE YEAR.

Where learned: VIRGINIA, ASSUMED ; NORTH GARDEN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions

Date learned: 03-23-1969

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PUT ST. JOHN'S WORK (WORT?) IN (A) PILLOW TO FORETELL ONE'S
FUTURE IN DREAMS.

Where learned: HOME ; VIRGINIA, ASSUMED ; NORTH GARDEN

Keyword(s): PLANT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Dreams
BELIEF -- Use of Object Plant

Date learned: 03-29-1969

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A FRIDAY NIGHT DREAM TOLD BEFORE BREAKFAST ON SATURDAY WILL
COME TRUE.

Where learned: HOME ; VIRGINIA, ASSUMED ; NORTH GARDEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Dreams

Date learned: 03-23-1969

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IF YOU DREAM OF FIRE, YOU'RE GOING TO BE MAD. IF YOU DREAM
OF A BIRTH, IT IS A SIGN OF DEATH.

Where learned: HOME ; VIRGINIA, ASSUMED ; NORTH GARDEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Dreams
BELIEF -- Dreams Foretelling a death

Date learned: 03-23-1969

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IF YOU SEE A HAZY CIRCLE AROUND THE MOON, COUNT THE NUMBER
OF STARS WITHIN THE CIRCLE TO INDICATE THE NUMBER OF DAYS
UNTIL A FALLING WEATHER WILL OCCUR.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; NORTH GARDEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Star
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Circle and other round forms
BELIEF -- Number
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 03-26-1969

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RED IN THE MORNING, A SAILOR'S WARNING;
RED IN THE EVENING, A SAILOR'S DELIGHT.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; NORTH GARDEN

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sign Color
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 03-25-1969

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A CIRCLE AROUND THE MOON MEANS IMPENDING BAD WEATHER.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; NORTH GARDEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Moon
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Circle and other round forms
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 03-25-1969

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THE DEVIL BEATING HIS WIFE--WHEN THE SUN SHINES AND IT'S
RAINING AT THE SAME TIME.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; NORTH GARDEN

Keyword(s): SATAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 03-25-1969

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AN UNHAPPY DISPOSITION USUALLY MEANS GETTING UP ON THE WRONG
SIDE OF THE BED.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; NORTH GARDEN

Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions

Date learned: 02-91-969

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RED CLOUDS AT NIGHT, SAILOR'S DELIGHT,
RED CLOUDS AT MORNING, SAILORS TAKE WARNING.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; NORTH GARDEN

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sign Color
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 03-24-1969

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WHEN THERE IS A FULL MOON, THE INSANE ARE HARDER TO MANAGE.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; NORTH GARDEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Physically handicapped Deformed
BELIEF -- Moon

Date learned: 03-28-1969

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IF A BIRD FLIES INTO YOUR WINDOW, IT MEANS SOMETHING BAD
WILL HAPPEN.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; NORTH GARDEN

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Bird

Date learned: 03-25-1969

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RED IN THE EVENING, TRAVELERS LEAVING,
RED IN THE MORNING, TRAVELER'S WARNING.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; NORTH GARDEN

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sign Color
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 03-27-1969

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DON'T KILL HOGS ON THE NEW OF THE MOON OR THE MEAT WILL CURL
UP WHEN YOU FRY IT.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; NORTH GARDEN

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Meat
BELIEF -- Animal Husbandry Farming Ranching
BELIEF -- Moon

Date learned: 03-23-1969

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IF YOU BREAK A MIRROR, YOU'LL HAVE SEVEN YEARS OF BAD LUCK.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; HYBRID ACRES ; NORTH GARDEN

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
BELIEF -- Bad luck Mirror

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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MY DORM ROOM NO. IS 113. A LADY THAT LIVES UP THE HALL SAID
THEY HAD EARLIER IN THE YEAR OFFERED ROOM 113 TO HER, BUT SHE
REFUSED BECAUSE ANYTHING WITH 13 IN IT IS UNLUCKY.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; HYBRID ACRES ; NORTH GARDEN

Subject headings: 686 Specific number by specific number being described
BELIEF -- Bad luck Numbers

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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