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YELLOW ROSES ARE A SIGN OF FADING AFFECTION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship

Date learned: 00-00-1964

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IF YOUR CIGARETTE IS HALF-LIT, SOMEBODY LOVES YOU.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship

Date learned: 11-11-1968

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WHEN YOU LIGHT YOUR CIGARETTE AND IT BURNS ONLY ON ONE SIDE
OF THE CIGARETTE, EVEN THOUGH YOU TAKE A COUPLE OF PUFFS,
IT MEANS THAT SOMEONE LOVES YOU.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Mount Clemens

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship

Date learned: 00-00-1963

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IF ONLY ONE HALF OF YOUR CIGARETTE GETS LIT, IT MEANS
SOMEBODY LOVES YOU.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LIBRARY ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship
BELIEF -- Number P686.1.05

Date learned: 03-15-1968

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IF YOUR CIGARETTE BURNS UNEVEN SOMEONE LOVES YOU.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship

Date learned: 11-16-1969

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THE WITCH OF METRO BEACH

A WOMAN WHO DIED IN A CAR CRASH AT METROPOLITAN BEACH HAUNTS THOSE
WHO COME THERE TO PARK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Sterling Heights

James Callow Keyword(s): DETROIT, MICHIGAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship

Date learned: 11-15-1973

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COURTSHIP BELIEF

IF YOUR SLIP IS HANGING, YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A BOY FRIEND.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT DIDN'T REMEMBER SOURCE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): SYMBOL ; UNDERWEAR

Subject headings: Custom
BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship

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SUPERSTITION

WHEN GOING BY A CEMETERY, YOU SHOULD PUT YOUR HANDS
ON THE TOP OF THE CAR, OR YOU WILL NEVER MARRY.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hands, palms, fingernails
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship
SPEECH -- Gesture
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 03-26-1971

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WHEN CROSSING A BRIDGE OVER WATER HOLD YOUR BREATH AND
PICK UP YOUR FEET OR YOU LOSE YOUR BOYFRIEND.

Submitter comment: ACQUIRED IN TAMPA, FLORIDA WHILE SHE WAS IN GRADE SCHOOL.

Where learned: PLACE TOLD IN CAR

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Feet, toes, toenails
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship
SPEECH -- Gesture

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PREDICTION

WHILE GOING OVER A RAILROAD TRACK YOU MUST PICK UP YOUR FEET
OR YOU WILL LOSE YOUR BOY OR GIRL FRIEND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Feet, toes, toenails
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 09-00-1969

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WHEN YOU ARE RIDING OVER RAILROAD TRACKS IN A CAR, YOU
SHOULD LIFT YOUR FEET OFF THE FLOOR SO YOU WILL NOT LOSE YOUR
NEXT GIRL FRIEND.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Feet, toes, toenails
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 09-25-1968

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COURTING BELIEF

RAISE YOUR FEET WHEN CROSSING RAILROAD TRACKS OR YOU WILL LOSE
YOUR BOY FRIEND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Feet, toes, toenails
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 11-11-1968

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WHEN I WAS A CHILD, MY MOTHER WOULD CONSTANTLY FILL
MY BROTHER, SISTER AND MYSELF WITH BITS OF "NONSENSE,"
IN WHICH, I THINK, SHE REALLY BELIEVES. ONE OF
THESE BITS WAS, IF YOU TOOK A FRESH BUTTERCUP AND
HELD IT CLOSE UNDER A PERSON'S CHIN, THEN IF THE
PERSON'S CHIN SHOWED YELLOW (WHICH IN MY OPINION, IT
WOULD ALMOST HAVE TO, IF THE SUN WERE SHINING AND
REFLECTING ON THE BUTTERCUP), THEN THE PERSON WAS
MOST ASSUREDLY GOING TO GET MARRIED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FRASER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship

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IT IS BELIEVED THAT OPENING AN UMBRELLA IN THE
HOUSE WILL BRING BAD LUCK. IF YOU ARE AN UNMARRIED
GIRL, IT ESPECIALLY MEANS THAT YOU WILL REMAIN
AN OLD MAID FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): SPINSTER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship
BELIEF -- Bad luck Umbrella

Date learned: 10-27-1969

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IT IS BAD LUCK FOR A COUPLE TO HAVE THEIR PICTURE
TAKEN TOGETHER. IT WILL LEAD TO A BREAK-UP IN
THE ROMANCE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): Photography

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship
BELIEF -- Bad luck Activities

Date learned: 03-01-1971

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IT'S BAD LUCK TO HAVE YOUR PICTURE TAKEN WITH YOUR
BOYFRIEND.

Where learned: OHIO ; PARMA

James Callow Keyword(s): Photography

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship
BELIEF -- Bad luck Activities

Date learned: 04-15-1971

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COURTING BELIEF

HOTAI IS THE GOD OF LOVE AND HAPPINESS. IF YOU RUB YOUR
BELLY BEFORE GOING ON A DATE, YOU WILL INVOKE HOTAI AND
HE WILL HELP MAKE YOUR EVENING ONE OF LOVE AND HAPPINESS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship

Date learned: 01-26-1971

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COURTING BELIEF

COURTING WAS ONLY PRACTICED ON THE EVEN DAYS OF THE MONTH.
IF YOU COURTED ON ODD DAYS IT MEANT THAT YOU WERE
JEALOUS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship

Date learned: 02-18-1971

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IF YOU SIT IN A CORNER, YOU WON'T GET MARRIED FOR
SEVEN YEARS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship

Date learned: 11-02-1969

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BAD LUCK TO GIVE YOUR BOYFRIEND AN ELECTRIC SHAVER,
BECAUSE YOU WILL BREAK UP.

Where learned: OHIO ; PARMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 04-15-1971

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