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IF YOU FIND A STRAIGHT PIN ON THE FLOOR WITH THE POINT
FACING TOWARDS YOU, YOU'LL HAVE GOOD LUCK THAT DAY.
IF THE HEAD IS AWAY FROM YOU, YOU'LL HAVE BAD LUCK
THAT DAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.18
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.18

Date learned: 11-15-1968

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SEE A PIN AND PICK IT UP, ALL THE DAY YOU'LL HAVE GOOD LUCK. SEE
A PIN AND LET IT LIE. ALL THE DAY YOU'LL HAVE TO CRY.

Submitter comment: THIS IS ONE OF MY OLD SAYINGS.

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.18
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.18

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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"PICKING UP A PIN IS ALSO GOOD LUCK."

Where learned: DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck P881.18

Date learned: 11-01-1972

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LUCK

IF YOU SEE A PIN ON THE GROUND AND DON'T PICK IT UP, YOU WILL LOSE A
FRIEND AND END UP CRYING BEFORE THE DAY IS OUT. BUT IF YOU PICK IT
UP YOU WILL HAVE GOOD LUCK THE REST OF THE DAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FARMINGTON ; TOLD IN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.18

Date learned: 09-26-1972

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LUCK ( COLLECTORS TITLE ) ; SHARP OBJECTS, PIN ( CLASSIFIER'S TITLE )

IF YOU PICK UP A PEN IT MEANS GOOD LUCK.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HER MOTHER

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck P881.18

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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GOOD LUCK

WHEN YOU FIND AN OPEN SAFETY PIN PICK IT UP AND CLOSE IT
AND IT WILL BRING YOU GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: HOME

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck P881.18

Date learned: 03-10-1970

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IF YOU ARE GIVING A PERSON SOMETHING SHARP, YOU ASK
HIM TO GIVE YOU A PENNY. OTHERWISE, IT BREAKS
FRIENDSHIP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE ILE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.18

Date learned: 10-20-1970

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IF YOU ACCEPT SOMETHING SHARP AS A GIFT FROM SOMEONE
YOU MUST PAY THEM A PENNY FOR THE PRESENT TO AVOID
A FIGHT WITH THAT PERSON. IF YOU DON'T, IT WILL
CUT OFF THE FRIENDSHIP.

Submitter comment: MRS. MALONY LEARNED THIS WHEN SHE WAS A CHILD. SHE
WAS BORN AND RAISED IN IRELAND.

Where learned: DETROIT ; RECTORY ; IRELAND ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED ; HOLY NAME

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.18

Date learned: 02-19-1967

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