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IF SOMEONE ASKS FOR YOUR HANDERCHIEF, MAKE SURE
YOU GET IT BACK OR YOU WILL HAVE BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BLOOMFIELD HILLS

James Callow Keyword(s): BORROW

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

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Proverb

Wedding Proverb:

On your wedding day, you should wear something new, something old, and something borrowed.

Submitter comment:

Mrs. Malony learned this when she was a child. She did not know the verse form of the tradition and left out the rhyming "blue."

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Motifs added by TRD

BN chosen because submission card was located in pile - all cards in pile were marked V300

James Callow comment:

Original BN [c880] crossed out. Not replaced wtih any classification.

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BORROW ; Maxim ; New ; Old ; PROVERB ; SUPERSTITION ; VERSE ; WEDDING

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Something old, Something new. Something borrowed, something blue.

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Meaning? C840.545? Collector says mother she was informant took this as applying to weddings. -dtc.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Blue ; Borrowed ; Maxim ; New ; Old ; Prover ; RHYME ; VERSE ; WEDDING

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb

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THE BRIDE SHOULD WEAR "SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW,
SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE" FOR GOOD LUCK.

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Updated by TRD

Where learned: OHIO ; NEW BREMEN

Keyword(s): Blue ; Borrowed ; Bride ; CUSTOM ; MARRIAGE ; New ; Old ; RHYME ; tradition

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse without Music
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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