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IF A BABY CAN'T SLEEP AT NIGHT AND IS UP ALL DAY,
YOU TURN HIS FEET UP TOWARD HIS HEAD SO HE MAKES A
BACKWARDS SOMERSAULT, AND HE WILL SLEEP AT NIGHT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; NEW BALTIMORE

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time Sleeping
BELIEF -- Method of Curing
SPEECH -- Magical

Date learned: 02-27-1971

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TALE OF KISSING ONES ELBOW

IF YOU KISS YOUR ELBOW, YOU'LL TURN INTO THE
OPPOSITE SEX.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): IMPOSSIBLE TASK

James Callow Keyword(s): TRANSFORMATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Word Letter
SPEECH -- Magical

Date learned: 01-26-1972

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WHEN YOU EXTEND YOUR HAND WITH OPEN PALM OVER SOMEBODY'S
FACE, THE PERSON WILL BECOME BLIND. OPEN PALM MEANS THE
SUN, AND IF YOU STARE AT THE SUN YOU WILL BECOME BLIND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Head, physiognomy, face
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness
SPEECH -- Magical

Date learned: 01-19-1968

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IF YOUR DRESS IS TURNED UP ON THE END, YOU KISS IT
AND YOU'LL GET ANOTHER DRESS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Dress Overall body coverUpper body and arms
BELIEF -- Sign Color
SPEECH -- Magical

Date learned: 01-26-1972

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DREAM CHASER

IF DURINIG THE NGHT YOU HAVE A DREAM YOU DO NOT LIKE OR
A NIGHTMARE, THEN IF YOU PUT YOUR HANDS ON YOUR FOREHEAD
THIS WILL MAKE YOU FORGET THE DREAMS OR MAKE THEM GO
AWAY.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT ACTUALLY DOES THIS HERSELF, AND SOMETIMES
WAKES UP WITH SCRATCHES ON HER NOSE CAUSED FROM
PUTTING HANDS UP TO FOREHEAD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; KALAMAZOO

Subject headings: Spirit / Mind / Body
BELIEF -- Dreams
SPEECH -- Magical

Date learned: 02-18-1971

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IF THE HEM OF A DRESS GETS TURNED UP AND YOU KISS IT
RIGHT AWAY, YOU WILL GET A NEW DRESS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Dress Overall body coverUpper body and arms
BELIEF -- Sign Color
SPEECH -- Magical

Date learned: 04-00-1970

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IN THE OLDEN TIMES IT WAS SAID THAT IF A GIRL
KISSED A BOY SHE WOULD HAVE A BABY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PREGNANT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Birth
SPEECH -- Magical

Date learned: 10-12-1971

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THE NUMBER OF TIMES YOU CAN CRACK YOUR KNUCKLES IS
SUPPOSEDLY THE NUMBER OF GIRLFRIENDS A PERSON HAS.

Where learned: ROYAL OAK ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Number Counting beliefs
SPEECH -- Magical

Date learned: 11-11-1969

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WHEN SOMEONE STARTS CALLING YOU NAMES, HOLD YOUR
HAND FLAT, PALM TOWARD HIM, AND CALL "MIRROR,
WHATEVER YOU SAY YOU ARE."

Submitter comment: GESTURE IS USED TO IMITATE A MIRROR.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

James Callow Keyword(s): RETORT

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula
SPEECH -- Derision Scorn
SPEECH -- Magical

Date learned: 00-00-1964

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A PERSON SHOULD NEVER POINT AT A STAR AT NIGHT FOR THIS
WILL CAUSE IT TO FALL FROM THE SKY.

Where learned: HOME

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Star
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
SPEECH -- Magical

Date learned: 10-26-1969

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NEVER POINT A FINGER AT A STAR OR THE MOON OR YOU WILL
BLIND AN ANGEL.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Angel
BELIEF -- Moon
BELIEF -- Star
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness
SPEECH -- Magical

Date learned: 03-01-1968

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