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ALWAYS HAVE YOUR SUGAR BOWL FULL AND YOU WILL NEVER BE POOR.

Submitter comment: MY AUNT HAS ALWAYS BELIEVED THIS TO BE TRUE. WHEN SHE WAS YOUNGER,
AN UNCLE OF HERS TOLD HER THIS. WHENEVER SHE VISITS US, SHE ALWAYS
FILLS OUR SUGAR BOWLS. SHE IS NOW 78 YEARS OLD AND HAS NEVER BEEN
POOR. SOMEHOW SHE HAS ALWAYS BEEN ABLE TO AFFORD TO HAVE EXPENSIVE
ITEMS AND BEEN ABLE TO TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD.
FULLNESS

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; PITTSBURGH

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of quantity or weight Solid
BELIEF -- Measure of quantity or weight Solid
BELIEF -- Number Last events: the last person to the table...
BELIEF -- Emblem

Date learned: 11-24-1977

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ST. PAUL'S GROTTO

UNDER A CHURCH IN RABAT, IS A GROTTO IN WHICH ST. PAUL AND HIS
COMPANIONS ARE SAID TO HAVE LIVED WHILE IN MALTA. LOCAL LEGEND
CLAIMS THAT WHATEVER AMOUNT OF STONE IS REMOVED FROM THIS GROTTO,
THE DIMENSIONS REMAIN THE SAME.

Where learned: HOME

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Religious hero
BELIEF -- Formation
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Measure of space: distance, height, depth
BELIEF -- Measure of quantity or weight Solid

Date learned: 11-11-1967

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IF YOU FIND A HALF OF A HORSESHOE, MAKE A WISH AND THROW IT OVER
YOUR SHOULDER. IF YOU DON'T LOOK BACK, THE WISH WILL COME TRUE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PULASKI

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of quantity or weight Solid
BELIEF -- Prayer
BELIEF -- Number
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 08-03-1968

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YOU CAN TELL HOW HARD THE WINTER'S GOING TO BE BY THE
AMOUNT OF HAIR ON A WOOLLY WORM.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hair, on head, mustache, widow's peak
BELIEF -- Insect
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Measure of time Winter
BELIEF -- Measure of quantity or weight Solid

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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