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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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IF YOU EVER GIVE SOMEONE A WALLET FOR A GIFT, BE SURE
TO PUT A PENNY IN IT, OR IT WILL BRING THEM BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

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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