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A WOMAN SHOULD NEVER ACCEPT AS A GIFT, A PEARL FROM
HER HUSBAND OR LOVER BECAUSE IT IS BAD LUCK.
SHE SHOULD BUY IT FROM HIM FOR A PENNY.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Metal Stone Bone Precious stone Gem
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Good luck Jewelry (gems, rings, etc.)
BELIEF -- Conversions Money

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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NEVER GIVE AWAY A PENNY THAT YOU FIND OR ELSE
YOU'LL LOSE YOUR GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Conversions Money

Date learned: 09-29-1968

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WHENEVER YOU BUY A TYPE OF SHOE CALLED "PENNY"
LOAFERS, YOU MUST PUT A PENNY IN THEM FOR GOOD
LUCK.

Submitter comment: DURING THE LATE 1960S EVERYONE WAS WEARING PENNY
LOAFERS. YOU HAD TO PUT A COIN IN THE SLOT AT THE
TONGUE OF THE SHOE FOR GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; OAK PARK

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

Date learned: 00001960S

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YOU BUY SOMEONE A PURSE, YOU SHOULD ALWAYS PUT SOME
MONEY IN IT. THIS WILL BRING GOOD LUCK TO THE
PERSON WHO RECEIVES THIS GIFT.

Submitter comment: FROM RELATIVES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 10-08-1967

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IT WAS TOLD TO ME BY A BLACK MAN THAT IT WAS UNLUCKY TO
RECEIVE A KNIFE WITHOUT PAYING FOR IT. THEREFORE, HE SAID
I SHOULD NEVER RECEIVE A KNIFE AS A GIFT, BUT MUST AT
LEAST GIVE THE PERSON WHO WAS OFFERING ME THE KNIFE A
PENNY. THE MAN COULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT BY PAYING FOR
THE KNIFE IT WAS MORE PERSONALLY HIS AND THEREBY THE
KNIFE WOULD PROTECT HIM MORE WHEN HE USED IT.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Measure of quality Medium of exchange
BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth
BELIEF -- Bad luck Sharp objects
BELIEF -- Conversions Money

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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