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BELIEF-DAILY LIFE

IF YOU DROP A FORK, A WOMAN WILL BE COMING TO VISIT YOU, COMING
FROM THE DIRECTION WHICH THE FORK IS POINTED. IF THE KNIFE DROPS,
IT WILL BE A MAN. IF IT IS A SPOON, IT WILL BE A CHILD.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM YOUTH.

Where learned: INDIANA ; South Bend

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- P553

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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IF A PERSON'S RIGHT EAR WOULD RING, HE WOULD FEEL
TERRIBLE, FOR IT MEANS SOMEONE IS SPEAKING BADLY OF HIM,
BUT IF HIS LEFT EAR WOULD RING, THEN HE WOULD BE ALL
SMILES FOR A FRIEND WAS THINKING OF HIM WITH
AFFECTION.

Submitter comment: THIS IS STILL TRUE IN ITALY TODAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: 842 Ringing ears / buzzing / hot, burning
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Ears, noise in ear
BELIEF -- P553

Date learned: 11-20-1967

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Superstition

If you give someone a present or a wallet or a purse put a penny in and they will never be broke.

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Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; BLESSING ; COIN ; CUSTOM ; GIFT ; LUCK ; MONEY ; MONEY ; Purse ; SUPERSTITION ; Wallet ; WEALTH

Subject headings: BELIEF -- P553

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