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WHEN YOUR RIGHT HAND ITCHES, IT MEANS YOU WILL SOON
RECEIVE SOME MONEY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching hands and feet

Date learned: 11-17-1968

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WHEN THE RIGHT HAND ITCHES ONE WILL GREET SOMEBODY.

Where learned: HOME

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching hands and feet

Date learned: 10-25-1968

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IF YOUR RIGHT HAND ITCHES, THIS MEANS THAT YOU WILL MEET
A NEW FRIEND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching hands and feet

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WHEN YOUR RIGHT PALM ITCHES, IT MEANS YOU WILL SOON
SHAKE HANDS WITH A FRIEND. WHEN YOUR LEFT HAND ITCHES,
IT MEANS YOU WILL GET MONEY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching hands and feet

Date learned: 01-26-1968

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IF YOUR LEFT PALM ITCHES, YOU WILL RECEIVE MONEY.
IF YOUR RIGHT PALM ITCHES, YOU WILL GIVE AWAY MONEY.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAID THAT THIS WAS A COMMON PRACTICE (BELIEF?)

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; BERWYN

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching hands and feet

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF YOUR RIGHT HAND ITCHES, YOU''LL MEET A NEW FRIEND.
IF YOUR LEFT HAND ITCHES, YOU'LL COME INTO MONEY.
IF YOUR RIGHT FOOT ITCHES, YOU'LL SOON TRAVEL.
IF YOUR LEFT FOOT ITCHES, A STRANGER'S COMING.

Submitter comment: HEARD FROM HER FATHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching hands and feet

Date learned: 12-04-1965

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IF YOUR RIGHT HAND ITCHES, YOU'RE GOING TO SHAKE HANDS.
IF YOUR LEFT HAND ITCHES, YOU'RE GOING TO GET SOME
MONEY.

Submitter comment: SHE DIDN'T REMEMBER WHERE SHE FIRST HEARD THIS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching hands and feet

Date learned: 07-23-1964

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IF YOUR LEFT PALM IS ITCHING, IT MEANS SOMEBODY WILL ASK
YOU FOR MONEY OR YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY A BILL OR BILLS.
BUT IF YOUR RIGHT PALM IS ITCHING, THAT MEANS YOU WILL
RECEIVE MONEY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching hands and feet

Date learned: 03-25-1968

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IF YOUR LEFT PALM IS ITCHY AND YOU SCRATCH IT ON WOOD, THEN
YOU ARE GOING TO GIVE MONEY.
IF YOUR RIGHT PALM IS ITCHY AND YOU SCRATCH IT ON WOOD,
THEN YOU ARE GOING TO RECEIVE MONEY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LIBRARY ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching hands and feet

Date learned: 01-26-1968

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IT IS SAID THAT IF THE PALM OF YOUR RIGHT HAND ITCHES,
THAT MEANS YOU ARE GOING TO MEET SOMEONE IN THE NEAR
FUTURE. IF THE PALM OF YOUR LEFT HAND ITCHES, YOU WILL
FIND SOME MONEY, OR COME UPON IT SOME OTHER WAY, IN
THE NEAR FUTURE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching hands and feet

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF ONE HAND ITCHES YOU'LL GET MONEY; IF THE OTHER HAND
ITCHES, YOU'LL LOSE MONEY.

Submitter comment: BARBARA LEARNED THIS FROM HER GRANDFATHER, BUT HE FAILS
TO RECALL WHICH HAND GOES WITH THE GETTING AND WHICH
HAND WITH THE LOSING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching hands and feet

Date learned: 09-23-1967

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IF YOUR HAND ITCHES, YOU ARE EXPECTING A MALE VISITOR
WHO WILL ASK FOR MONEY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching hands and feet
BELIEF -- Use of Object Human beings and their activities

Date learned: 11-01-1968

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IF THE PALM OF YOUR HAND ITCHES, YOU WILL RECEIVE MONEY
SOON.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching hands and feet

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF THE PALM OF YOUR HAND ITCHES AND YOU SCRATCH IT,
YOU WILL COME INTO MONEY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching hands and feet

Date learned: 03-31-1968

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IF YOUR PALM ITCHES, YOU WILL GET MONEY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching hands and feet

Date learned: 11-30-1967

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IF A PALM ITCHES, IT MEANS YOU WILL GET MONEY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching hands and feet

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IF YOU ITCH IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND, YOU ARE GOING
TO GET MONEY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching hands and feet

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF YOUR HAND ITCHES, IT MEANS THAT YOU ARE GOING TO COME
INTO SOME MONEY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching hands and feet

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IF YOUR PALM ITCHES FOR NO REASON, YOU WILL SOON
RECEIVE SOME MONEY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ALPENA

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching hands and feet

Date learned: 04-04-1970

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AN ITCHY PALM MEANS MONEY WILL COME TO YOU.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD THIS FROM A FRIEND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching hands and feet

Date learned: 08-11-1964

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