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I'VE HEARD THAT THE REASON SOME FELLAS ARE QUEER (HOMOSEXUAL) IS BECAUSE THEY'RE BORN WITH THEIR SEX ORGANS IN THEIR THROAT.

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OVERHEARD IN CONVERSATION

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; St. Clair's Restaurant

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Custom

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WEARING COPPER ON THE BODY WILL HELP SOMEONE SUFFERING FROM SCIATICA.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; St. Clair's Restaurant

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 08-12-1970

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ASPHIDITY SEWN IN A CLOTH BAG AND WORN AROUND A CHILD'S NECK WILL WARD OFF CHILDHOOD DISEASES AND TOOTHACHE.

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Collected at St. Clair's Restaurant.

 

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; St. Clair's Restaurant

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 08-12-1970

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IN THE SPRING, INFORMANT'S MOTHER WOULD GIVE HER A TONIC OF MOLASSES AND SULPHER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; St. Clair's Restaurant

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 08-12-1970

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EGG WHITE FACIAL

STEAM FACIAL PORES OPEN, PUT EGG WHITE ON FACE, LET HARDEN, WHEN DRY WASH OFF.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; St. Clair's Restaurant

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

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FOR DIARRHEA, INFORMANT'S MOTHER WOULD BREW UP SOME CATNIP TEA, OR GIVE HER "DOG FENAL," SOME TYPE OF A PLANT.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; St. Clair's Restaurant

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 08-12-1970

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FOR A COUGH, INFORMANT'S MOTHER WOULD MAKE SOME HOREHOUND CANDY, AND GIVE THIS TO HER CHILDREN ALONG WITH A TEASPOON OR SO OF MOLASSES.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; St. Clair's Restaurant

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 08-12-1970

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CURE FOR CHEST COLD

MAKE A TONIC CONTAINING ONE TEASPOON SUGAR, THREE DROPS COAL OIL, AND TWO DROPS TURPENTINE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; St. Clair's Restaurant

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral

Date learned: 08-12-1970

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CURE FOR COLD OR FLU

COMBINE A SHOT OF WHISKEY, THE JUICE FROM A WHOLE LEMON, AND A TABLESPOON OF SUGAR IN A CUP OF HOT WATER. SIT IN A STEAMING TUB OF BATHWATER AND SIP THIS DRINK. AFTER THE BATH, TAKE TWO ASPIRIN, GO TO BED AND SLEEP FOR AT LEAST EIGHT HOURS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; St. Clair's Restaurant

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 08-12-1970

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HANGOVER CURE

PUT TWO TABLESPOONS OF HONEY IN COFFEE OR ANOTHER HOT DRINK, DRINK IT, THEN TAKE A VERY HOT BATH IN EPSOM SALTS, FOLLOWED BY A COLD BATH OR SHOWER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; St. Clair's Restaurant

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 08-12-1970

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WHEN YOU'RE PREGNANT, IF YOU BECOME VERY EXCITED OR FRIGHTENED, AND AT THAT MOMENT TOUCH YOURSELF, YOUR BABY WILL HAVE A BIRTHMARK ON HIS BODY WHEREVER YOU TOUCHED YOURSELF.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; St. Clair's Restaurant

Subject headings: Spirit / Mind / Body

Date learned: 08-12-1970

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO CUT A BABY'S HAIR BEFORE IT IS A YEAR OLD.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; St. Clair's Restaurant

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 08-12-1970

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