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FINDING A FOUR-LEAF CLOVER IN YOUR YARD BRINGS YOU GOOD LUCK
(MORE SO THAN FINDING IT IN SOMEONE ELSE'S YARD)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Subject headings: 686 Fourths / Quarters
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BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Good luck Plants

Date learned: 00001960S

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LONG TIME AGO, CHILDREN WOULD RECEIVE ORANGES FOR CHRISTMAS AND
THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO KEEP THE SEEDS FOR GOOD LUCK.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS ALSO DONE IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

Where learned: GUADELOUPE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Gifts, gift giving at Christmas
Food Drink -- Plant food Fruit
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Good luck Plants

Date learned: 00001800S

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IF YOU KEEP YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE TRUNK BEHIND
YOUR FRONT DOOR FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR, YOU WILL HAVE
GOOD LUCK.--SPANISH.

Where learned: HOME

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Christmas tree
BELIEF -- Good luck Plants

Date learned: 02-22-1972

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ACCORDING TO CHINESE TRADITION, THE LUCKY FLOWERS
ARE CHRYSANTHEMUMS, GLADIOLUS, AND NARCISSUS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Plants

Date learned: 02-24-1968

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IF YOU FIND A FOUR LEAF CLOVER, IT IS GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: OHIO ; NORTH OLMSTED

Subject headings: 686 Fourths / Quarters
BELIEF -- Good luck Plants

Date learned: 03-30-1971

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A FOUR LEAF CLOVER IS A SYMBOL OF GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

Subject headings: 686 Fourths / Quarters
BELIEF -- Good luck Plants

Date learned: 10-00-1968

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A FOUR LEAF CLOVER IS CONSIDERED GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: CAR

Subject headings: 686 Fourths / Quarters
BELIEF -- Good luck Plants

Date learned: 11-15-1968

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FOUR LEAF CLOVER MEANS GOOD LUCK.

Submitter comment: FROM RELATIVES.

Where learned: HOME

Subject headings: 686 Fourths / Quarters
BELIEF -- Good luck Plants

Date learned: 11-24-1967

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FINDING A FOUR LEAFED BRANCH CLOVER BRINGS LUCK.

Submitter comment: FROM PAST PEERS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Subject headings: 686 Fourths / Quarters
BELIEF -- Good luck Plants

Date learned: 10-27-1967

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WHEN YOU FIND A FOUR LEAF CLOVER, IT IS GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Fourths / Quarters
BELIEF -- Good luck Plants

Date learned: 09-00-1968

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FINDING A FOUR LEAF CLOVER IS GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Fourths / Quarters
BELIEF -- Good luck Plants

Date learned: 09-00-1968

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IF YOU FIND A FOUR LEAF CLOVER, YOU WILL HAVE GOOD
LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Fourths / Quarters
BELIEF -- Good luck Plants

Date learned: 10-23-1968

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IN MEXICO, IT IS GOOD LUCK TO FIND A FOUR LEAF CLOVER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ANN ARBOR

Subject headings: 686 Fourths / Quarters
BELIEF -- Good luck Plants

Date learned: 02-04-1968

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FOUR LEAF CLOVER BRINGS GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Fourths / Quarters
BELIEF -- Good luck Plants

Date learned: 09-20-1965

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ANYONE POSSESSING A FOUR LEAVED SHAMROCK WILL
HAVE LUCK IN GAMBLING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Fourths / Quarters
881 Games / Pastimes / Sports
BELIEF -- Good luck Plants

Date learned: 02-09-1968

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CARRYING MUSTARD SEEDS WILL BRING YOU GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Plants

Date learned: 03-26-1968

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FINDING A FOUR-LEAF CLOVER IS A GOOD LUCK CHARM.

Where learned: KENTUCKY, ASSUMED ; PADUCAH

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Plants

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BUCKEYE IS A GOOD LUCK CHARM. (BUCKEYE IS A HORSE
CHESTNUT).

Data entry tech comment: INITIALS KZ APPEAR UNDER NAME GONYER ON 5 X 8 CARD.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Plants

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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FINDING A FOUR LEAF CLOVER WILL BRING THE DISCOVERER GOOD
LUCK.

Submitter comment: MY FATHER TAUGHT ME THIS BELIEF WHEN I WAS ABOUT SIX

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; COLUMBIA

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration
BELIEF -- Good luck Plants

Date learned: 06-11-1972

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FIND A FOUR-LEAF CLOVER AND YOU WILL HAVE GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: 686 Fourths / Quarters
BELIEF -- Good luck Plants

Date learned: 07-01-1973

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