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BRIDAL SHOWER

DURING A BRIDAL SHOWER, THE PERSON WHO BOUGHT THE SEVENTH PRESENT
THAT THE FUTURE BRIDE OPENS WILL BE THE NEXT ONE MARRIED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROUTE 1 ; SHELBY

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several

Date learned: 11-07-1970

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PUT A HAIR FROM A HORSE'S TAIL INTO THE CISTERN AND
IT WILL TURN INTO A SNAKE.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT RECALLS THIS FROM HER YOUTH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SHELBY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal

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KILL A SPIDER AND IT WILL RAIN.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT RECALLS THIS FROM CHILDHOOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SHELBY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Insect

Date learned: 10-17-1970

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RAIN BEFORE 7 QUITS AFTER 11.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT RECALLS THIS FROM YOUTH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SHELBY

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

Date learned: 10-17-1970

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DURING A BRIDAL SHOWER, IF THE FUTURE BRIDE BREAKS ANY
RIBBONS, THE PERSON WHO BOUGHT THE PRESENT WILL HAVE
A BABY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SHELBY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage

Date learned: 11-07-1970

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HAVE A BEE IN YOUR BONNET
WHEN A PERSON IS INTERESTED IN A PROJECT AND IS DILIGENTLY
TRYING TO COMPLETE IT, THE ABOVE COULD BE SAID OF HIM.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS PHRASE AT HOME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROUTE 1 ; SHELBY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 10-17-1970

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MARRY IN HASTE, REPENT IN LEISURE.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT RECALLS THIS FROM CHILDHOOD DAYS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROUTE 1 ; SHELBY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-17-1970

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DON'T UPSET THE APPLE CART.
TO PREVENT SOMEONE FROM CHANGING PRESENT OR FAVORABLE
CONDITIONS, THE ABOVE CAN BE SAID.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT RECALLS THIS FROM CHILDHOOD DAYS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROUTE 1 ; SHELBY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 10-17-1970

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