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NEVER KNIT YOUR BOYFRIEND A SWEATER BEFORE YOU ARE
ENGAGED TO HIM OR YOU WILL BREAK UP.

Submitter comment: SOURCE NOT REMEMBERED.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; YONKERS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Engagement

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YOU DO NOT TAKE OFF A FRIENDSHIP RING, BECAUSE IF YOU DO,
YOU WILL BREAK-UP WITH THE BOY (OR GIRL) FRIEND THAT
GAVE THE RING TO YOU.

Submitter comment: SHE TOLD ME THAT HER MOTHER HAD THE SAME BELIEF.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage P545.015

Date learned: 10-23-1970

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A GIRL SHOULD NEVER LET ANOTHER TRY ON HER ENGAGEMENT
RING; IT WILL BRING BAD LUCK INTO THE MARRIAGE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage P545.015
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: CHILDHOOD

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YOU ARE ENGAGED. THE THIRD PERSON WHO TRIES ON YOUR
ENGAGEMENT RING IS A LOSER. THEY WON'T GET A HUSBAND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): SPINSTER

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Marriage P545.015

Date learned: 01-25-1968

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THOSE ENGAGED WITH AN EMERALD RING WILL NOT BE MARRIED.
I WAS CAUTIONED THIS BY MY MOTHER-IN-LAW AT THE TIME
WE WERE SELECTING MY ENGAGEMENT RING; SHE REALLY SEEMED
TO BELIEVE IT.

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage P545.015

Date learned: 07-00-1966

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