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GETTING A HAIRCUT ON GOOD FRIDAY WILL MAKE YOUR HAIR
GROW LONGER AND HEALTHIER.

Submitter comment: A. RAY THOMAS, OF BURROUGHS CORP, WROTE ME ON APRIL 21
1980:
"ITEMS FROM MRS. ANTHONY J. THOMAS OF KULPMONT,
PENNSYLVANIA. SHE IS OF ITALIAN DESCENT (ELIZABETH
M. POLIDORE) AND GREW UP IN A SMALL MINING TOWN IN
PENNSYLVANIA. MANY OF HER FOLKLORE BELIEFS ARE A
COMBINATION OF HER ITALIAN HERITAGE AND THOSE OF
HER PREDOMINANTLY IRISH CUSTOMERS."

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; A SMALL MINING TOWN IN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Good Friday
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

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