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FOR THE BRIDE TO PUT A SIX PENCE IN THE TOE OF HER SHOE
DURING THE CEREMONY WILL BRING GOOD LUCK TO HER.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; SCOTTSVILLE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Penny in shoe
BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth
BELIEF -- Good luck Money
BELIEF -- Good luck Crucial moment of life

Date learned: 10-12-1973

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STIR CAKE BATTER CLOCKWISE OR THE CAKE WON'T RISE.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; SCOTTSVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Pastry Sweet Dessert

Date learned: 10-12-1973

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THE RIBBON ON A DIPLOMA MUST NOT BE CUT OR BROKEN OR
YOU WILL HAVE BAD LUCK.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; SCOTTSVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- School
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 10-12-1973

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IF YOUR NOSE IS ITCHING, IT'S A SIGN OF COMPANY.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; SCOTTSVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 10-12-1973

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LEAVE A HOUSE THE SAME WAY YOU ENTERED IT OR YOU WILL
HAVE BAD LUCK.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; SCOTTSVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Bad luck Leaving Entering Returning home Travel

Date learned: 10-12-1973

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IF A BLACK CAT CROSSES YOUR PATH IN FRONT OF YOU, CROSS
HIM OUT OR YOU WILL HAVE BAD LUCK.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; SCOTTSVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Cross and its various modifications
BELIEF -- P883

Date learned: 10-12-1973

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IF YOU LET SOMEONE SWEEP UNDER YOUR FEET, YOU WON'T GET
MARRIED.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; SCOTTSVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Measure of time Working

Date learned: 10-12-1973

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SIT WITH BRIDGE PARTNER LINED UP THE SAME WAY THE BATHTUB
IS POSITIONED IN THE HOUSE.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; SCOTTSVILLE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement

Date learned: 10-12-1973

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THE NUMBER OF BROKEN RIBBONS ON WEDDING SHOWER GIFTS IS
THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN THE COUPLE WILL HAVE.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; SCOTTSVILLE

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Marriage Breaking of
BELIEF -- Number Counting beliefs

Date learned: 10-12-1973

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IF THERE'S A RING AROUND THE MOON, THAT'S A SIGN OF SNOW.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; SCOTTSVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Moon
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

Date learned: 10-12-1973

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