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EVERY TIME A SCORPIO IS BORN, A MEMBER OF HIS FAMILY HAS DIED THE
YEAR BEFORE, AND EVERY TIME ONE DIES, THERE WILL BE A BIRTH IN THAT
FAMILY WITHIN THE YEAR.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

James Callow Keyword(s): ASTROLOGICAL SIGN FOR PERSONS BORN 10-24--11-22

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Crucial Moment of Life Life Cycle
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 10-00-1967

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THE INFORMANT HEARD FROM FRIENDS AT SCHOOL THAT A GIRL
COULD NOT BECOME PREGNANT THE FIRST TIME SHE HAD
SEXUAL INTERCOURSE.

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Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; INTERCOURSE ; PREGNANCY ; Sexuality

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Crucial Moment of Life Life Cycle
BELIEF -- Number Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually

Date learned: 00001980CA

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DEATH TICK IN THE WALL. WHEN SOMEONE IS SICK IN THE
HOUSE AND THE WALL CREAKS.

Data entry tech comment: INITIALS KZ ARE ON 5 X 8 CARD UNDER NAME D. B. GONYER

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Crucial Moment of Life Life Cycle
BELIEF -- Use of Object Animals

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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A PREGNANT WOMAN CAN "MARK" HER BABY BY WATCHING OR PARTICIPATING
IN SOMETHING SHE SHOULD NOT WHILE SHE IS STILL CARRYING HER
CHILD. "MARKING" USUALLY REFERS TO SOME PHYSICAL OR MENTAL
DEFECT IN THE CHILD.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Crucial Moment of Life Life Cycle

Date learned: 04-04-1972

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SUPERSTITION

IF ONE IS PREGNANT AND IS SEARED BY SOMETHING, THE CHILD WILL
TAKE THE FORM THE SEARER.

Submitter comment: THIS IS TO ENCOURAGE PREGNANT WOMEN TO BE CAREFUL OR TO
EXPLAIN PHYSICAL DEFORMITY IN THE BABY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Crucial Moment of Life Life Cycle

Date learned: 04-04-1972

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BELIEF

IF YOU DREAM OF FISH, YOU ARE PREGNANT.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Crucial Moment of Life Life Cycle

Date learned: 05-03-1972

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BELIEF

NEVER RAISE YOUR ARM OVERHEAD DURING PREGNANCY. THE BABY WILL
BE STRANGLED BY THE UMBILICAL CORD.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Crucial Moment of Life Life Cycle

Date learned: 05-07-1972

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SUPERSTITION

WHEN A COMET IS VISIBLE AND A BABY IS BORN, THAT BABY WILL
BE FAMOUS. THE SAME COMET WILL BE PRESENT AT THAT PERSON'S DEATH.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Crucial Moment of Life Life Cycle

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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SUPERSTITION

YOU HAVE LIVED HALF YOUR DAYS WHEN YOUR WISDOM TEETH BEGIN TO
GROW.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Crucial Moment of Life Life Cycle

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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SUPERSTITION

A CAT WILL SMOTHER AN INFANT IF GIVEN A CHANCE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Crucial Moment of Life Life Cycle

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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SUPERSTITION

IF A CHILD IS HOMELY WHEN IT IS SMALL, IT WILL BE GOOD-LOOKING
WHEN IT IS GROWN.

Submitter comment: OFTEN USED TO CONSOLE THE MOTHER OF AN UNATTRACTIVE BABY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Crucial Moment of Life Life Cycle

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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ASTROLOGICAL BELIEF

EVERY TIME A SCORPIO IS BORN, A MEMBER OF HIS FAMILY HAS DIED THE
YEAR BEFORE, AND EVERY TIME ONE DIES, THERE WILL BE A BIRTH IN THAT
FAMILY WITHIN THE NEXT YEAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ASTROLOGICAL SIGN FOR PERSONS BORN 10-24--11-22.

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Crucial Moment of Life Life Cycle
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 10-00-1969

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