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THE CALIFORNIA FOG

IN CALIFORNIA THE FOGS ARE SO THICK THAT SHIPS OFTEN SAIL RIGHT
ACROSS THE COUNTRY TILL THEY HIT THE SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS.
IT EVEN GETS SO COLD AT NIGHT THAT YOUR SHADOW FREEZES ON THE
WALL AND THEY HAVE TO USE BLOW TORCHES TO THAW IT OUT.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Lie Tall tale
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Means of transportation Water craft or boat propelled by human, wind, mechanical or other force
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through

Date learned: 07-00-1964

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HUNGARIAN MARRIAGE PREDICTION

IF IT RAINS THE DAY A PERSON IS BURIED, HIS/HER
SPOUSE WILL GET REMARRIED WITHIN ONE YEAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through

Date learned: 10-10-1968

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SWEENEY AND HIS CAR

SWEENEY BOUGHT HIS FIRST CAR IN 1918 EVERY YEAR HE TOOK THE WHEELS
OFF AND PUT THEM IN THE HOUSE UNTIL GOOD WEATHER CAME.
THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO INSURE GOOD WEATHER COMING QUICKLY

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FARMINGTON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through

Date learned: CA02001980

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ASURING GOOD WEATHER FOR A WEDDING

ON THE DAY OF A WEDDING IN YOUR FAMILY, TO INSURE THAT IT WILL NOT
RAIN, THE BEST THING TO DO IS TO HANG A ROSARY IN THE TREE IN THE
BACKYARD. THE REASON FOR THIS IS THAT THE LORD WOULD NEVER RAIN
ON THE ROSARY AND HAPPY THE BRIDE THE SUN SHINES ON.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LIVONIA

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through

Date learned: CA02001980

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Washing your car on just about any day is a sign that it will
rain. And your effort to keep your car clean will go to
waste.

Submitter comment: You are jinxing yourself whenever you wash your car because
it will always rain.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Storm, wet

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through

Date learned: 00-00-1985

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THE CALIFORNIA FOG

IN CALIFORNIA THE FOGS ARE SO THICK THAT SHIPS OFTEN SAIL RIGHT
ACROSS THE COUNTRY TILL THEY HIT THE SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS.
IT EVEN GETS SO COLD AT NIGHT THAT YOUR SHADOW FREEZES ON THE
WALL AND THEY HAVE TO USE BLOW TORCHES TO THAW IT OUT.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Lie Tall tale
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Means of transportation Water craft or boat propelled by human, wind, mechanical or other force
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through

Date learned: 07-00-1964

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THE CALIFORNIA FOG

IN CALIFORNIA THE FOGS ARE SO THICK THAT SHIPS OFTEN SAIL RIGHT
ACROSS THE COUNTRY TILL THEY HIT THE SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS.
IT EVEN GETS SO COLD AT NIGHT THAT YOUR SHADOW FREEZES ON THE
WALL AND THEY HAVE TO USE BLOW TORCHES TO THAW IT OUT.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Lie Tall tale
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Means of transportation Water craft or boat propelled by human, wind, mechanical or other force
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through

Date learned: 07-00-1964

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