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EVERY MORNING MY MOTHER WOULD GO OUTSIDE AND LOOK AT THE SMOKE
COMING OUT OF THE CHIMNEY. IF THE SMOKE WENT STRAIGHT UP THE
WEATHER WOULD BE GOOD. IF THE SMOKE CURLED AROUND THE WEATHER
WOULD BE BAD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Week Day Hour
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through A time segment or a direction
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Other matter not of solid form

Date learned: 10-20-1972

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IF YOU BACK UP TO A FIRE IN THE WINTER, IT WILL SNOW.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT TOLD OF INCIDENT WHEN THIS REALLY WORKED.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Other matter not of solid form

Date learned: 06-19-1972

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IF SMOKE GOES STRAIGHT UP, IT MEANS GOOD WEATHER.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; HOPKINSVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Other matter not of solid form

Date learned: 04-03-1972

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