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SPRING CLEANING

A CATHARTIC DOSE OF EPSOM SALTS EVERY SPRING AND FALL FOR THE
WHOLE FAMILY, TO CLEAN US OUT.

Submitter comment: THEY REALLY DID IT IN HER FAMILY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time Spring
BELIEF -- Measure of time AutumnFall
BELIEF -- Mineral

Date learned: 04-15-1967

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IF THE 24TH OF AUGUST BE BRIGHT AND CLEAR,
IF THE FIRST WEEK OF AUGUST BE UNUSUALLY WARM,
THE WINTER WILL BE WHITE, COLD, AND LONG
THEN HOPE FOR A PROSPEROUS AUTUMN THAT YEAR.

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

James Callow Keyword(s): COLOR ; METONYMY: WHITE FOR SNOW ; TEMPERATURE

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August 24
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Measure of time Winter
BELIEF -- Measure of time AutumnFall
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour

Date learned: 02-15-1968

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IF YOU SEE AN OWL DURING THE DAY YOU WILL HAVE BAD LUCK TILL
AUTUMN.

Where learned: GREECE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Measure of time AutumnFall
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 00-00-1980

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IF HEAVY SHUCKS APPEAR ON THE CORN DURING HE FALL HARVEST, IT
MEANS A BAD WINTER IS TO FOLLOW.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming
BELIEF -- Measure of time Winter
BELIEF -- Measure of time AutumnFall

Date learned: 03-22-1969

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WHEN GEESE FLY NORTH EARLY IN THE FALL, IT MEANS AN
EARLY WINTER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; RED BOILING SPRINGS

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Measure of time Winter
BELIEF -- Measure of time AutumnFall

Date learned: 02-26-1972

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IF SQUIRREL'S TAILS GET BUSHY IN EARLY FALL THERE WILL BE
A HARSH WINTER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Measure of time Winter
BELIEF -- Measure of time AutumnFall

Date learned: 09-30-1973

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WEATHERLORE--INDIAN SUMMER

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE INDIAN SUMMER IN THE FALL
SEASON, IT WILL COME IN THE WINTER.

Where learned: NASHVILLE ; TENNESSEE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Measure of time Winter
BELIEF -- Measure of time AutumnFall

Date learned: 00001969 ASSUMED

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WEATHERLORE--FROST

FALL BUGS BEGIN TO CHIRP SIX WEEKS BEFORE THE FIRST
FROST OF THE SEASON

Where learned: NASHVILLE ; TENNESSEE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Insect
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Measure of time AutumnFall

Date learned: 00001969 ASSUMED

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