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IF A PENNY ROLLS YOUR WAY IN A PENNY ANTE POKER GAME,
IT WILL BRING YOU GOOD LUCK AND THE POT TOO.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS DURING A POKER, IN WHICH
HE WAS ENGAGED.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: 881 Games / Pastimes / Sports
BELIEF -- Good luck Money

Date learned: 04-10-1965

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IT IS THE CUSTOM TO BAKE BREAD WITH MONEY IN IT,
AND WHOEVER GETS THE COIN WHEN THE BREAD IS
EATEN, WILL HAVE GOOD LUCK FOR THE YEAR.

Submitter comment: SHE HEARD THIS FROM HER MOTHER

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MADISON HEIGHTS

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Cereal
BELIEF -- Good luck Money
BELIEF -- Good luck Food and drink

Date learned: 12-01-1967

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SOME PEOPLE CARRY OUT THE PRACTICE OF PLACING A COIN
IN A LOAF OF HOME-MADE BREAD. THE PERSON IN THE
FAMILY WHO GETS THE COIN IN A SLICE OF BREAD WILL
HAVE GOOD LUCK. THE BREAD IS USUALLY MADE BY THE
GRANDMOTHER, IF LIVING.

Submitter comment: EUROPEAN PRACTICE WHICH I DON'T HAVE TOO MUCH
FAITH IN.
MY SUITEMATE HAS SEEN HIS GRANDMOTHER DO IT.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; POUGHKEEPSIE

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Cereal
BELIEF -- Good luck Money
BELIEF -- Good luck Food and drink

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WHEN YOU GIVE A SHARP OBJECT AS A GIFT, BE SURE TO
INCLUDE A PENNY WITH IT FOR LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GILBERTS LOUNGE ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Money
BELIEF -- Good luck Gifts
BELIEF -- Good luck Sharp objects

Date learned: 02-18-1971

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IF YOU PUT A PENNY IN A PRESENT, THE PERSON RECEIVING
THE GIFT WILL HAVE GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Money
BELIEF -- Good luck Gifts

Date learned: 10-00-1969

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WHEN A PRPERSON GIVES A WALLET TO A ERSON AS A GIFT, HE
SHOULD PUT A PENNY IN IT FOR GOOD LUCK, SO THE PERSON
WILL NEVER BE BROKE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Money
BELIEF -- Good luck Gifts

Date learned: 04-26-1972

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WHEN YOU BUY A NEW PAIR OF SHOES, PUT A PENNY
IN THEM FOR GOOD LUCK.

Submitter comment: SHE LEARNED THIS FROM HER FATHER WHO LIVES IN
LANSING, (MICHIGAN).

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; YPSILANTI

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
BELIEF -- Good luck Money
BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)

Date learned: 10-15-1967

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PUT A DIME IN YOUR SHOE FOR GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: OHIO ; CLEVELAND

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Money
BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)

Date learned: 10-22-1968

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IF SOMEONE GIVES YOU A NEW PURSE, THEY USUALLY
PUT A PENNY IN IT FOR GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Money
BELIEF -- Good luck Gifts

Date learned: 02-05-1968

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IF YOU PUT A PENNY IN YOUR SHOE, YOU'LL HAVE GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: OHIO ; NORTH OLMSTED

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Money
BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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FIND A PENNY, PICK IT UP, ALL THE DAY YOU'LL
HAVE GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: HOME

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Money

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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PUT A PENNY IN YOUR LOAFER (SHOE) FOR GOOD LUCK

Where learned: NEW YORK ; NIAGARA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Money
BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)

Date learned: 00001950S

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WEAR A PENNY IN YOUR SHOE AND YOU WILL HAVE GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; EAST DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
BELIEF -- Good luck Money
BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)

Date learned: 04-02-1967

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IF YOU FIND A PENNY ON THE GROUND IT MEANS GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Money

Date learned: 11-00-1967

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FIND A PENNY AND PICK IT UP AND ALL THAT DAY
YOU'LL HAVE GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Good luck Money

Date learned: 03-10-1968

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IF YOU FIND A PENNY IT IS GOOD LUCK AS LONG AS
YOU KEEP IT. IF YOU CONSISTENTLY FIND PENNIES
WITH A PARTICULAR PERSON, THAT PERSON IS ALSO GOOD
LUCK.

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Good luck Money

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF YOU FIND A PENNY IT IS GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Money

Date learned: 09-00-1968

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FINDING A PENNY (IS GOOD LUCK).

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Money

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF YOU FIND A PENNY, IT MEANS YOU'LL HAVE GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: OHIO ; NORTH OLMSTED

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Money

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PUTTING A PENNY ABOVE THE DOOR BRINGS GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- P845
BELIEF -- Good luck Money

Date learned: 03-31-1970

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