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DONT PUT YOUR PURSE ON THE FLOOR OR YOUR MONEY WILL BE LOW.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LIVES BY THIS ONE.

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth
BELIEF -- Good luck Money
BELIEF -- Bad luck Money

Date learned: 00001950S

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SUPERSTITION

IF YOU FIND A PENNY TAILS UP, DON'T PICK IT UP BECAUSE IT IS
BAD LUCK AND YOU WILL HAVE AN ACCIDENT.

Submitter comment: LINDA WAS VERY SERIOUS AS SHE WAS TELLING ME THESE SUPERSTITIONS.
SHE BELIEVES IN THEM AND FOLLOWS THEM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth
BELIEF -- Bad luck Money

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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If you find a penny pick it up if the head side is up,
because that is good luck. However, if the tail side
is up do not pick it up because that is bad luck.

Where learned: LOUISIANA ; VENICE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth
BELIEF -- Good luck Money
BELIEF -- Bad luck Money

Date learned: 00-00-1977

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO GIVE SOMEONE A PURSE OR MONEY
CONTAINER AND NOT PUT A PENNY OR COIN IN IT,
SINCE THEY WOULD THEN NEVER HAVE ANY MONEY.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; WILSON

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

Date learned: 03-12-1972

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NEVER LET A PERSON BORROW SALT, UNLESS HE PAY
A PENNY OR A COPPER PIECE FOR IT, BECAUSE THAT IS
A SIGN OF BAD LUCK.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED FROM CHILDHOOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Bad luck Money
BELIEF -- Bad luck Food and drink

Date learned: 03-05-1971

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BAD LUCK TO GIVE A PURSE TO SOMEONE WITHOUT PUTTING MONEY IN IT.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

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

Date learned: 07-06-1972

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IT IS BAD LUCK FOR A WAITRESS TO COUNT HER TIPS BEFORE THE
NIGHT IS OVER.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Measure of time Working
BELIEF -- Number Counting beliefs
BELIEF -- Bad luck Money

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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SIX PENCE IN A BRIDE'S SHOE DURING THE WEDDING CEREMONY WILL
INSURE GOOD LUCK.

Data entry tech comment: SPELLING--BRIDES--CORRECTED
INITIALS "MM" APPEAR UNDER D. B. GONYER'S NAME ON 5X8 CARD.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: 686 Sixths / Six
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Bad luck Money
BELIEF -- Bad luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BAD LUCK WILL NOT COME IF YOU GIVE SOMEONE A PENNY WHEN YOU
GIVE THEM A PIN TO WEAR.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of quality Medium of exchange
BELIEF -- Bad luck Money
BELIEF -- Bad luck Jewelry (gems, rings, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Gifts
BELIEF -- Bad luck Sharp objects
BELIEF -- Conversions Gifts

Date learned: 03-29-1972

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IF YOU FIND A PENNY THAT'S HEADS UP, IT'S GOOD LUCK; BUT
IF IT'S TAILS UP, TO PICK IT UP MEANS BAD LUCK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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