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A RABBIT'S FOOT WILL BRING THE BEHOLDER VERY GOOD LUCK
IN WHATEVER HE PARTAKES IN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Amulet, mojo

Date learned: 04-26-1972

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IT IS LUCKY TO CARRY A RABBIT'S FOOT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Amulet, mojo

Date learned: 04-02-1968

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IF YOU CARRY A RABBIT'S FOOT, IT WILL BRING YOU
GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: HOME

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Amulet, mojo

Date learned: 00-00-1955

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SUPERSTITION: GOOD LUCK RABBIT'S FOOT

Submitter comment: FROM FRIENDS

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Amulet, mojo

Date learned: 10-23-1967

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IF YOU CARRY A RABBIT'S FOOT AROUND WITH YOU ALL THE
TIME, IT WILL BRING YOU GOOD LUCK.

Submitter comment: WHEN I WAS IN GRADE SCHOOL THIS WAS QUITE COMMON.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HIGHLAND PARK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Amulet, mojo

Date learned: 11-08-1967

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A RABBIT'S FOOT IS A SIGN OF GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Amulet, mojo

Date learned: 10-00-1968

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IT IS GOOD LUCK TO CARRY A RABBIT'S FOOT WITH YOU.

Submitter comment: I REMEMBER THIS FROM WHEN I WAS YOUNGER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Amulet, mojo

Date learned: 00-00-1958

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CARRYING A RABBIT'S FOOT WILL BRING GOOD FORTUNE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Amulet, mojo

Date learned: 09-22-1969

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FOR A RABBIT FOOT TO BE REALLY EFFECTIVE AS A LUCK
CHARM, IT MUST BE THE LEFT HIND FOOT OF A GRAVEYARD
RABBIT KILLED BY A CROSS-EYED NEGRO AT MIDNIGHT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Good luck Amulet, mojo

Date learned: 03-06-1971

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A MOJO IS CONSIDERED GOOD LUCK TO AN AFRO-AMERICAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Amulet, mojo

Date learned: 11-19-1968

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RELICS OF DEAD PEOPLE WHO ENJOYED HEALTH IN LIFE,
BRING THEIR WEARER GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Good luck Amulet, mojo

Date learned: 03-09-1968

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A RABBIT'S FOOT CARRIED ON YOU WILL BRING GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; RED BOILING SPRINGS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Amulet, mojo
BELIEF -- Good luck Animals

Date learned: 03-26-1972

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A RABBIT'S FOOT IS GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Good luck Amulet, mojo
BELIEF -- Good luck Animals

Date learned: 07-01-1973

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AN UNCLE CARRIED A RABBIT'S FOOT IN HIS POCKET. HE TOOK OFF HIS
HAT AND SPIT IN IT WHENEVER A BLACK CAT CROSSED IN FRONT OF
HIM. HE FIGURED THIS WAS A WAY OF HAVING GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; HYBRID ACRES ; NORTH GARDEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color
BELIEF -- Good luck Amulet, mojo
BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)
BELIEF -- Good luck Animals

Date learned: 03-29-1969

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A HORSESHOE, FOUR LEAF CLOVERS, RABBITS FEET, LADY BUGS, AND
SHARKS TEETH ARE ALL GOOD LUCK ITEMS FOR ME.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Insect
BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Good luck Amulet, mojo
BELIEF -- Good luck Horseshoe
BELIEF -- Good luck Animals

Date learned: 06-29-1970

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THE TROOPS IN VIETNAM JUST ABOUT ALL HAVE SOME SPECIAL OBJECT THEY
PUT IN THE BAND (INSIDE OF LINER) OF THEIR HELMETS WHICH IS
SUPPOSED TO BRING THEM LUCK. IN MANY CASES THIS IS A
PLAYING CARD OR PICTURE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Amulet, mojo
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.535

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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CARRY A RABBIT'S FOOT FOR GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Good luck Amulet, mojo

Date learned: 07-19-1968

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