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WHEN YOU RIDE OVER RAILROAD TRACKS IN A CAR, PUT YOUR
HANDS OVER YOUR HEAD, AND YOU'LL KEEP YOUR SWEETHEART.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT IS A FRIEND OF MINE, AND SHE REMEMBERS THIS
FROM HER CHILDHOOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Travel

Date learned: 00001971 SPRING

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WHEN PASSING OVER TRAIN TRACKS OR UNDER A MOVING TRAIN
{UNDER A VIADUCT} IT IS WISE TO LIFT YOUR FEET
OFF THE FLOOR OF THE CAR, TO KEEP YOUR TRUE LOVE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Marriage Dating, courtship mechanics
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.22
SPEECH -- Body parts involved S602.3
SPEECH -- Travel

Date learned: 10-08-1971

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HER SISTER ALWAYS CROSSES HER FINGERS WHEN SHE GOES ON
A BRIDGE BECAUSE SHE BELIEVES THAT IF SHE DOESN'T
SHE WILL LOSE HER BOYFRIEND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Marriage Dating, courtship mechanics
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.22
SPEECH -- Travel

Date learned: 10-00-1967

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