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INFORMANT'S GREAT AUNT, MAE MC NAMARA, BELIEVED THAT
IF SHE GAVE AWAY HER PERSONALIZED THIMBLE TO ONE OF HER
NIECES FOR FREE, THAT THE RECIPIENT WOULD BE AN OLD
MAID LIKE HER. IF THE RECIPIENT PAYS FOR THE THIMBLE
(FIVE CENTS, FOR EXAMPLE), THE RECIPIENT WILL GET
MARRIED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship

Date learned: 01-29-1971

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

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship

Date learned: 03-26-1971

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IF YOU STEP OVER A MOP HANDLE, YOU WILL NEVER GET
MARRIED; IF YOU JUMP OVER A BROOM HANDLE, YOU WILL
MARRY.

Submitter comment: I CAN REMEMBER AS A CHILD BEING VERY CAREFUL TO FOLLOW
THESE PRESCRIPTIONS.

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship

Date learned: UNKNOWN

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SING AT THE TABLE, YOU GET A CRAZY WIFE.

Where learned: DINNER TABLE

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship

Date learned: 02-00-1971

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IT IS BELIEVED BY SOME PEOPLE THAT IF YOU SING OR
WHISTLE WHILE EATING AT THE TABLE, YOU WILL MARRY
A FOOL FOR A MATE.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HAD THIS TOLD TO HIM BY HIS PARENTS WHEN HE
WAS VERY YOUNG. IT WAS ONCE BELIEVED VERY STRONGLY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship

Date learned: 10-25-1971

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IF SOMEONE SWEEPS ACROSS YOUR FEET WITH A BROOM, YOU
WILL BE AN OLD MAID.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT'S MOTHER HAD ALWAYS TOLD HER THIS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): SPINSTER

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship

Date learned: 10-13-1971

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IF YOU SWEEP UNDER SOMEONE'S FEET, THEY'LL NEVER GET
MARRIED.

Where learned: LETTER

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship

Date learned: 01-30-1970

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IF YOU SWEEP UNDER SOMEONE'S FEET, THEY WILL NEVER
GET MARRIED.

Where learned: BARBER SHOP

Subject headings: Observation
Observation
BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship

Date learned: 09-08-1969

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IF YOU SWEEP ON A YOUNG GIRL'S FEET, SHE WON'T GET
MARRIED.

Submitter comment: FROM MY MOTHER--COLLECTOR.

Where learned: BUFFALO ; NEW YORK

Keyword(s): SPINSTER

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship

Date learned: CHILDHOOD

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IF SOMEONE SWEEPS OVER YOUR FEET WITH A BROOM,
YOU WON'T GET MARRIED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BLOOMFIELD HILLS

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship

Date learned: 09-15-1969

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IF YOU SWEEP UNDER A GIRL'S FEET, SHE'LL NEVER GET
MARRIED.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT IS A FRIEND'S MOTHER, AND SHE REMEMBERS THIS
FROM HER CHILDHOOD IN ALABAMA.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ALABAMA ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): SPINSTER

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship

Date learned: 00001971 SPRING

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JAPANESE BELIEVE IN THE GREAT LOVE-CHARMING POWER
OF EATING CHARRED NEWT (SALAMANDER). A LOVE-FORSAKEN
MAN CAN GET HIS GIRLFRIEND TO LOVE HIM BY EATING
CHARRED NEWT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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THREE TIMES A BRIDESMAID, NEVER A BRIDE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship

Date learned: 02-00-1971

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THREE TIMES A BRIDESMAID, NEVER A BRIDE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship

Date learned: 01-00-1968

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THREE TIMES A BRIDESMAID, NEVER A BRIDE.

Submitter comment: SHE HAS HEARD MANY PEOPLE SAY THAT THIS ACTUALLY
WORKS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; JACKSON

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship

Date learned: 10-25-1970

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IF YOU TAKE THE LAST PIECE OF CANDY, COOKIE, PIECE OF
MEAT, ETC., IT MEANS YOU WILL BE AN OLD MAID.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): SPINSTER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship
BELIEF -- Number Emptiness, nothingness, zero

Date learned: 10-18-1971

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IF A GIRL EATS BOTH ENDS OF A LOAF OF BREAD, SHE
WILL FIND A HUSBAND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship

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IF YOU TAKE THE LAST PIECE OF FOOD ON THE PLATE, YOU'LL
BE AN OLD MAID.

Submitter comment: TOLD TO HER BY HER GRANDMOTHER. NEVER SAID IN REFERENCE
TO MEN BEING BACHELORS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; JACKSON

Keyword(s): SPINSTER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship
BELIEF -- Number Emptiness, nothingness, zero

Date learned: 10-25-1970

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IF A YOUNG GIRL EATS THE LAST PIECE OF CAKE OR CANDY
LEFT, SHE WILL END UP A SPINSTER.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT IS A FRIEND OF MINE WHO REMEMBERS THIS FROM
HER CHILDHOOD.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship
BELIEF -- Number Emptiness, nothingness, zero

Date learned: 02-00-1971

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IF YOU TAKE THE LAST COOKY ON A PLATE, YOU WILL BE
AN OLD MAID.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): SPINSTER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship
BELIEF -- Number Emptiness, nothingness, zero

Date learned: 09-24-1969

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