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CHURCH

WHEN NAPOLEON CAME TO INVADE MALTA OF ITS CHURCHES' RICHES, A
SACRISTAN OF ST. JOHN'S CATHEDRAL PAINTED THE SOLID SILVER DOOR
BLACK. NAPOLEON WAS FOOLED AND JUST RECENTLY THE BLACK PAINT
HAS BEGUN TO CHIP OFF.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Church
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Metal Stone Bone

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NEVER LET ANYONE TRY ON YOUR ENGAGEMENT RING OR YOUR
WEDDING BAND FOR IF YOU DO, IT WILL BRING BAD LUCK.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM HER SISTER WHEN SHE
ASKED HER IF SHE COULD TRY ON HER WEDDING BAND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): BERGER, WILLIAM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Dating Courtship
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Metal Stone Bone
BELIEF -- Bad luck Jewelry (gems, rings, etc.)

Date learned: 03-20-1967

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CHURCH

WHEN NAPOLEON CAME TO INVADE MALTA OF ITS CHURCHES' RICHES, A
SACRISTAN OF ST. JOHN'S CATHEDRAL PAINTED THE SOLID SILVER DOOR
BLACK. NAPOLEON WAS FOOLED AND JUST RECENTLY THE BLACK PAINT
HAS BEGUN TO CHIP OFF.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Church
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Metal Stone Bone

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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CHURCH

WHEN NAPOLEON CAME TO INVADE MALTA OF ITS CHURCHES' RICHES, A
SACRISTAN OF ST. JOHN'S CATHEDRAL PAINTED THE SOLID SILVER DOOR
BLACK. NAPOLEON WAS FOOLED AND JUST RECENTLY THE BLACK PAINT
HAS BEGUN TO CHIP OFF.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Church
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Metal Stone Bone

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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