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IF YOU PUT A PIECE OF WEDDING CAKE UNDER YOUR PILLOW,
YOU WILL DREAM OF THE MAN OR WOMAN YOU ARE TO MARRY.
HE WILL BE THE FIRST ONE YOU SEE IN YOUR DREAM THAT
NIGHT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 862 Use of object for determining future spouse

Date learned: 02-22-1971

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IT IS BELIEVED BY SOME PEOPLE THAT IF THEY PUT A PIECE
OF WEDDING CAKE UNDER THEIR PILLOW AT NIGHT WHEN THEY
GO TO BED, THEY WILL DREAM OF THEIR FUTURE MATE.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT REMEMBERS HIS MOTHER TELLING HIM THIS YEARS
AGO. IT APPARENTLY WORKED FOR SOME PEOPLE HE HAS SAID.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 862 Use of object for determining future spouse

Date learned: 11-09-1971

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IT IS BELIEVED THAT IF YOU TAKE ONE BITE OUT OF A PIECE
OF WEDDING CAKE, CHEW IT UP, CLOSE YOUR EYES, AND
WALK BACKWARDS TO BED, YOU WILL DREAM OF THE MAN
YOU ARE TO MARRY. THIS IS A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT
VERSION TO WHAT YOU NORMALLY HEAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Subject headings: 862 Use of object for determining future spouse

Date learned: 10-24-1971

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NAME THE ALPHABET LETTERS CONSECUTIVELY WHILE
TWISTING THE STEM OFF OF AN APPLE. THE LETTER OF
THE TWIST ON WHICH THE STEM BREAKS IS THE INITIAL
OF ONE'S FUTURE SPOUSE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 862 Use of object for determining future spouse

Date learned: 10-30-1971

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PLACE A PIECE OF WEDDING CAKE UNDER YOUR PILLOW AND
YOU WILL DREAM OF THE ONE YOU WILL MARRY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 862 Use of object for determining future spouse

Date learned: 09-24-1969

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PUT A PIECE OF CAKE UNDER A PILLOW AND YOU WILL
DREAM OF THE PERSON YOU WILL MARRY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 862 Use of object for determining future spouse

Date learned: 10-23-1968

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WHEN DUNKING FOR APPLES, THE GIRL WHO GETS THE APPLE
IS SUPPOSED TO SLEEP WITH IT UNDER HER PILLOW AND SHE
WILL DREAM OF THE MAN SHE IS GOING TO MARRY. TO
VARIFY THIS, THE NEXT MORNING SHE IS SUPPOSED TO EAT
THE APPLE IN FRONT OF A MIRROR WHILE COMBING HER HAIR
AND SHE WILL SEE HER FUTURE HUSBAND LOOKING OVER HER
SHOULDER INTO THE GLASS. HOWEVER, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES
MUST SHE TURN AROUND, OR HE WILL DISAPPEAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 862 Use of object for determining future spouse

Date learned: 10-28-1967

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IF WEDDING CAKE IS PUT UNDER THE PILLOW, SLEEPER
WILL DREAM ABOUT HIS FUTURE SPOUSE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 862 Use of object for determining future spouse

Date learned: 02-28-1970

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AFTER RECEIVING A PIECE OF BRIDE'S CAKE AT A
WEDDING, PUT IT UNDER YOUR PILLOW AND THE PERSON
YOU DREAM ABOUT WILL BE THE ONE YOU WILL MARRY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BLOOMFIELD HILLS

Subject headings: 862 Use of object for determining future spouse

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF YOU SLEEP ON A PIECE OF WEDDING CAKE, ON THE THIRD
NIGHT, YOU WILL DREAM OF YOUR HUSBAND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LIVONIA

Subject headings: 862 Use of object for determining future spouse

Date learned: 04-03-1970

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A WEDDING GUEST SHOULD PUT A PIECE OF THE WEDDING
CAKE UNDER HIS PILLOW BEFORE HE GOES TO SLEEP.
HE WILL MARRY THE PERSON HE DREAMS ABOUT THAT NIGHT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 862 Use of object for determining future spouse

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WHEN PEELING AN APPLE OR A POTATO, LET THE PARING FALL
IN ONE PIECE TO THE FLOOR. THE INITIAL IT SPELLS WILL
BE THAT OF THE MAN YOU MARRY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Subject headings: 862 Use of object for determining future spouse

Date learned: 03-17-1970

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PUT A CUP OF MILK OUTSIDE THE DOOR THE NIGHT BEFORE
MAY 1. THE NEXT MORNING THERE WILL BE A DESIGN
ON THE MILK. THIS WILL BE AN INDICATION OF YOUR
FUTURE SPOUSE. (I.E., A PICTURE OF A SHIP WOULD
MEAN YOU WILL MARRY A SAILOR).

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 862 Use of object for determining future spouse
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- April 30

Date learned: 03-31-1970

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PLACE A PIECE OF WEDDING CAKE UNDER YOUR PILLOW;
THE PERSON YOU DREAM OF WILL BE THE ONE YOU MARRY.

Submitter comment: BELIEVED TO EXTENT THAT IT HAS HER WORRIED.
SHE'S TRIED IT SEVERAL TIMES, BUT NEVER HAS A
DREAM.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: 862 Use of object for determining future spouse

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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THERE ARE ANY NUMBER OF WAYS TO DECIDE WHO ONE IS
GOING TO MARRY. PERHAPS THE MOST DEPENDABLE IS THE
APPLE PEEL TEST. ONE MERELY PARES AN APPLE, BEING
CAREFUL TO KEEP THE SKIN IN A CONTINUOUS STRIP.
THEN THROW THE PEEL OVER THE LEFT SHOULDER AND
OBSERVE THE SHAPE OF THE INITIAL IN WHICH THE PEEL
LANDS. THIS IS THE FIRST LETTER OF THE LAST NAME
OF ONE'S FUTURE HUSBAND. (THERE MAY BE A MALE
VERSION OF THIS BUT I DOUBT IT. WOMEN ARE GENERALLY
MORE INQUISITIVE THAN MEN. IT WOULD BE OF LITTLE
USE TO A MAN TO KNOW EVEN THE ENTIRE NAME OF HIS
FUTURE SPOUSE. HE IS APPARENTLY TRAPPED FROM THE
VERY START.)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 862 Use of object for determining future spouse

Date learned: 09-00-1968

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PEEL AN ORANGE OR AN APPLE SO THAT THE PEEL IS IN
ONE CONTINUOUS STRIP, THEN THROW IT OVER YOUR LEFT
SHOULDER. THE LETTER OF THE ALPHABET THAT IT
RESEMBLES THE MOST WHEN IT LANDS WILL BE THE
INITIAL OF THE PERSON YOU WILL MARRY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 862 Use of object for determining future spouse

Date learned: 11-10-1968

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TWIST AN APPLE STEM RECITING WITH EACH TWIST A
LETTER OF THE ALPHABET (IN ORDER) UNTIL THE STEM
BREAKS OFF. THE LETTER YOU'RE RECITING WHEN IT
BREAKS IS THE INITIAL OF THE PERSON YOU WILL MARRY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 862 Use of object for determining future spouse

Date learned: 10-02-1968

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SLEEP ON A PIECE OF WEDDING CAKE, AND ONE WILL
DREAM ABOUT THE PERSON HE IS TO MARRY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 862 Use of object for determining future spouse

Date learned: 02-03-1970

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IT IS THE CUSTOM TO TAKE A PIECE OF THE WEDDING CAKE
AND PUT IT UNDER YOUR PILLOW AT NIGHT SO THAT YOU
WILL MEET YOUR TRUE LOVE, THE ONE YOU ARE TO MARRY
NEXT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAGINAW

Subject headings: 862 Use of object for determining future spouse

Date learned: 00-00-1955

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ACCORDING TO CALDEAN-IRAQUI CUSTOM, A WOMAN SAVES
ONE OF THE ALMOND NUTS SERVED AT BRIDAL SHOWERS,
AND PUTS IT UNDER HER PILLOW AT NIGHT, AND
WHICHEVER MAN APPEARS IN HER DREAMS THAT NIGHT,
WILL BE HER FUTURE HUSBAND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 862 Use of object for determining future spouse

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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