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TAKE A DAISY AND PLUCK EACH PETAL SAYING, "HE LOVES
ME, HE LOVES ME NOT" TO PREDICT YOUR FUTURE OF LOVE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Use of object for determining true love P861.2

Date learned: 04-02-1971

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IF YOU RUB A DAISY ON THE UNDERSIDE OF YOUR CHIN AND
YELLOW RUBS OFF ONTO YOUR SKIN, IT IS A SIGN YOU ARE
IN LOVE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Use of object for determining true love P861.2

Date learned: 09-00-1969

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PICK THE PETALS OFF THE DAISY SAYING--HE LOVES ME, HE
LOVES ME NOT UNTIL ALL THE PETALS ARE GONE AND YOU
FIND OUT IF HE LOVES YOU OR NOT DEPENDING ON WHETHER
THE LAST PETAL YOU PICKED OFF WAS HE LOVES ME OR HE
LOVES ME NOT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Use of object for determining true love P861.2

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COUNTING THE DAISY'S PETALS: HE LOVES ME, HE LOVES
ME NOT. HE LOVES ME, HE LOVES ME NOT, ETC.
THIS LITTLE CUSTOM WILL DETERMINE WHETHER A LOVE
AFFAIR WILL LAST OR IF IT IS ONLY TEMPORARY DEPENDING
UPON WHICH YOU END UP ON, HE LOVES ME, OR HE LOVES
ME NOT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Use of object for determining true love P861.2

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF, WHEN PICKING THE PETALS OFF OF A FLOWER, ONE AT
A TIME, YOU SAY HE (SHE) LOVES ME FOR THE FIRST
PETAL, HE LOVES YOU NOT FOR THE SECOND, HE LOVES
YOU FOR THE THIRD, AND SO ON TO THE LAST PETAL,
THE LAST PETAL WILL DETERMINE IF THE PERSON LOVES
YOU OR NOT.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT REMEMBERS THIS FROM CHILDHOOD IN WISCONSIN.

Where learned: CHILDHOOD ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; WISCONSIN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Use of object for determining true love P861.2

Date learned: 10-17-1967

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IN POLAND, THE WAY A GIRL FIGURES OUT IF A GUY LIKES
HER IS THAT SHE WILL PICK THE PETALS OFF OF A
FLOWER, SAYING: "LOVES ME, LIKES ME, RESPECTS ME,
DOESN'T WANT ME, DOESN'T CARE, IS ONLY KIDDING."
SHE CONTINUES THIS WAY UNTIL SHE GETS TO THE LAST
PETAL WHICH GIVES HER THE ANSWER.

Submitter comment: I KNOW THIS FROM MY MOTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN ; POLAND

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Use of object for determining true love P861.2

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PULL THE PETALS OFF A DAISY TO FIND OUT IF YOUR BOYFRIEND
LOVES YOU. IF HE DOES LOVE YOU, YOU THROW THE CENTER
IN THE AIR AND LET THE POLLEN LAND ON THE BACK OF YOUR
HAND. HOWEVER MANY PIECES LAND, THAT IS HOW MANY
CHILDREN YOU WILL HAVE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration
BELIEF -- Use of object for determining true love
BELIEF -- Use of object for determining true love P861.2
BELIEF -- Use of object for determining number of children or sex of unborn P863.2

Date learned: 06-29-1970

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BREAK OFF A PIECE OF YELLOW LOVE VINE. THROW IT OVER YOUR
LEFT SHOULDER AND IF IT LIVES, THE ONE YOU NAME WHEN
YOU THROW IT OVER YOUR SHOULDER, LOVES YOU.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; RED BOILING SPRINGS

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration
BELIEF -- Use of object for determining true love P861.2

Date learned: 04-10-1972

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