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ON THE NIGHT OF THE WEDDING, PUT A PIECE OF WEDDING
CAKE UNDER YOUR PILLOW AND YOU WILL DREAM OF THE MAN
YOU'LL MARRY.

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; WEDDING ; NORTH OLMSTED

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Dream about future husband

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IN MODERN SWEDEN, ON THE FEAST OF MIDSUMMER'S EVE,
THERE IS A CUSTOM THAT MAIDENS FOLLOW TO FIND OUT WHO
THEY WILL MARRY. A GIRL GOES OUT AT MIDNIGHT AND
SPEAKS TO NO ONE. SHE PICKS SEVEN DIFFERENT KINDS
OF FLOWERS AND PUTS THEM UNDER HER PILLOW. THAT
NIGHT SHE SHOULD DREAM OF THE MAN SHE WILL MARRY.

Where learned: SWEDEN

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
BELIEF -- Marriage Dream about future husband

Date learned: 01-21-1968

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Superstition: Wedding

IF YOU PUT A WEDDING CAKE UNDER YOUR PILLOW, YOU WILL GET
MARRIED SOON.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Cake ; MARRIAGE ; Pillow ; SLEEP ; SUPERSTITION ; WEDDING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Dream about future husband

Date learned: 04-01-1970

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IF YOU SLEEP ON A SLICE OF WEDDING CAKE, YOU'LL DREAM OF
YOUR FUTURE HUSBAND.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A SUPERSTITION COMMON IN THE OSWALD FAMILY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Dream about future husband

Date learned: 09-20-1967

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SLEEPING ON A PIECE OF BRIDAL CAKE WILL CAUSE YOU TO DREAM
OF WHO YOU WILL MARRY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Dream about future husband

Date learned: 00-00-1971

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IF YOU SLEEP ON A PIECE OF WEDDING CAKE, YOU WILL DREAM
ABOUT THE MAN YOU WILL MARRY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Dream about future husband

Date learned: 01-00-1968

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IF YOU SLEEP ON A PIECE OF WEDDING CAKE, YOU'LL DREAM ABOUT
WHO YOU ARE GOING TO MARRY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Dream about future husband

Date learned: 01-26-1968

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SLEEP WITH A PIECE OF WEDDING CAKE UNDER YOUR PILLOW
FOR GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Dream about future husband
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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SLEEP WITH WEDDING CAKE UNDER YOUR PILLOW YOU WILL DREAM ABOUT
THE MAN YOU ARE GOING TO MARRY.

Where learned: ROOF OF GILLETTE HALL

Subject headings: Spirit / Mind / Body
Food Drink -- Pastry Sweet Dessert
BELIEF -- Marriage Dream about future husband

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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