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HOW TO REMEMBER SOMETHING YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN

IF YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN SOMETHING COME BACK IN THE HOUSE AND COUNT
TO TEN OR ELSE GO THROUGH THE ALPHABET SLOWLY. YOU WILL ALMOST
ALWAYS REMEMBER WHAT IT IS YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN.

Submitter comment: I LEARNED THIS FROM MY MOTHER ABOUT 1950.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

James Callow Keyword(s): SPEED

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Number P686.3.10

Date learned: 05-12-1965

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COUNTING BELIEFS (CLASSIFIER'S TITLE)

I CAN REMEMBER WHEN I WAS A CHILD SAYING THE FOLLOWING
UPON SEEING THE STREET LIGHTS GO ON. "1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
FIRST TO SEE THE STREET LIGHTS GO ON."

Submitter comment: I DON'T REALLY KNOW WHY EVERYONE DID THIS. I JUST PICKED IT UP.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
BELIEF -- Number P686.3.10

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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TO GET RID OF THE HICCUPS, COUNT TO TEN, HOLD YOUR BREATH AND THINK
OF TEN BALD MEN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROCHESTER HILLS

Subject headings: 686 First / Once / One / Newness
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Head, physiognomy, face
BELIEF -- Number P686.3.10
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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COUNT TO TEN

IF YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN SOMETHING WHEN LEAVING YOUR HOUSE AND HAVE
TO GO BACK FOR IT, BE SURE TO SIT DOWN AND COUNT TO TEN BEFORE
YOU LEAVE THE HOUSE AGAIN, OR YOU WILL HAVE BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CONVERSION ; NUMBERS: TEN ; SUPERNATURAL: COUNTING TO TEN ; TRAVEL: RETURNING HOME FOR FORGOTTEN OBJECT

Subject headings: 686 First / Once / One / Newness
BELIEF -- BELIEF
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Number P686.3.10
BELIEF -- Conversions P883.2

Date learned: 00001965 SUMMER

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FORGETFULNESS TRADITION

IF YOU LEAVE THE HOUSE FORGETTING SOMETHING, YOU MUST SIT DOWN AND
COUNT TO TEN BEFORE LEAVING THE HOUSE AGAIN.

Submitter comment: THIS ITEM WAS LEARNED IN DETROIT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; BOTSFORD GRADE SCHOOL ; WAYNE COUNTY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Number P686.3.10

Date learned: CA00001930S

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IF YOU HAVE TO GO BACK HOME FOR SOMETHING FORGOTTEN, SIT DOWN AND
COUNT TO TEN BEFORE GOING BACK TO AVOID BAD LUCK.

Where learned: INDIANA ; LOGANSPORT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Number P686.3.10
BELIEF -- Conversions

Date learned: 06-21-1970

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