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NOT GIVEN

IF YOU DIG A HOLE IN THE GROUND AS TALL AS YOUR FATHER AND AS WIDE
AS YOUR MOTHER, A CREATURE WILL COME OUT FROM IT AND LIVE WITH YOU
FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mythology

Date learned: 10-24-1967

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IF YOU WEAR AN ANKLE WIRE IT WILL CURE YOUR RHEUMATISM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mythology

Date learned: 10-28-1967

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A WET APRON MEANS A DRUNKEN HUSBAND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mythology

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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If you want the dead to come to you in your sleep and talk to
you, write a letter, fill a glass with water, put it under your
bed, put the letter on top of the glass, and go then go to sleep.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Ghost of the Dead

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mythology
BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 02-00-1992

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SNOW ATTRIBUTED TO GEESE

INFORMANT CAN REMEMBER BEING TOLD THAT THE SNOW CAME FROM OLD MASSA PICKING HIS GEESE AND LETTING THE FEATHERS ESCAPE FROM THE CLOUDS.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; ALBERTVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mythology

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SUPERSTITION

WHEN IT IS RAINING AND THE SUN IS SHINING, THE DEVIL IS BEATING
HIS WIFE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mythology

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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IF THE SUN IS SHINING WHILE THE RAIN IS POURING, THE DEVIL IS
BEATING HIS WIFE BEHIND THE DOOR.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mythology

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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MORE BABIES ARE BORN WHEN THE MOON IS FULL THAN ANY OTHER TIME
OF THE MONTH.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mythology

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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MY BROTHER SAILING IN MANY RACES, ALWAYS JOKINGLY RUBS THE BOOM
BEFORE HE CROSSES THE STARTING LINE. WHETHER HE BELIEVES IT
I DON'T KNOW, BUY IT WAS TAUGHT TO HIM BY AN OLD SAILOR IN
MICHIGAN WHO DID.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mythology

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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