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WEDDING CUSTOM

THE IRISH BELIEVE THAT BEFORE ANY MARRIAGE TAKES PLACE
THE COUPLE SHOULD EACH TAKE A GOLD PIECE, AND
AN EGG AND A CROSS IN ONE HAND OF EACH, TO ASSURE
GOOD FORTUNE, FERTILITY AND THE BLESSING OF GOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): COIN ; SYMBOLS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Cross and its various modifications

Date learned: 11-11-1974

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SILVER DOLLAR

HE HAS CARRIED A SILVER DOLLAR WITH HIM FOR A YEAR AS A GOOD
LUCK CHARM

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): COIN

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 11-19-1972

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ITALIAN BURIAL CUSTOM

AN ITALIAN BURIAL CUSTOM IS TO PLACE SEVEN CENTS(/1 NICKLE AND 2
PENNIES) AND A BOOK OF MATCHES IN THE COFFIN. A LADY ALSO RECEIVES
AN APRON BUT THE INFORMANT COULD NOT REMEMBER WHAT A MAN GETS.

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): COINS

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial

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SPIRITS

IN ORDER FOR ONE TO KEEP SPIRITS OUT OF THE HOUSE HE OR SHE
SHOULD NAIL A PENNY OR MORE ON THE FLOOR OF THE DOORWAY OR
HE SHOULD WEAR PENNIES AROUND ONE'S ANKLE.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COINS ; Copper ; GHOST ; Haunt ; MONEY ; Repel ; SUPERSTITION

James Callow Keyword(s): MINERALS -- IRON (NAIL) COPPER (PENNY)

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Mineral

Date learned: 02-10-1972

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LUCK

WHEN A PERSON MOVES INTO A NEW HOUSE, YOU SHOULD BRING THEM
A BROOM - SO THEY WILL ALWAYS HAVE A CLEAN HOUSE, A QUARTER -
SO THEY WILL ALWAYS HAVE MONEY, AND A LOAF OF BREAD - SO THEY
WILL ALWAYS HAVE FOOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COIN ; GIFTGIVING

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.

Date learned: 10-00-1971

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SPIRITS

IN ORDER FOR ONE TO KEEP SPIRITS OUT OF THEIR HOUSE HE OR SHE
SHOULD NAIL PENNIES ON THE FLOOR OF THE DOORWAY OR
HE OR SHE SHOULD WEAR PENNIES AROUND ONE'S NECK OR ANKLE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COINS ; MONEY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 02-10-1972

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FOLK REMEDIES

HANG A DIME AROUND A BABY'S NECK. IT WILL MAKE TEETHING EASY.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A REMEDY THAT HAS BEEN PASSED FROM GENERATION TO
GENERATION.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): COIN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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NEW YEAR'S DAY

HOLDING A SILVER DOLLAR IN YOUR HAND AND EATING A HERRING TO WELCOME
IN THE NEW YEAR, MEANS THAT YOU WILL NEVER BE BROKE OR HUNGRY.

Submitter comment: IF YOU DO NOT LIKE HERRING, THEN YOU ARE OUT OF LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WYANDOTTE

James Callow Keyword(s): COIN MONEY ; HOMEOPATHIC

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
BELIEF -- Mineral

Date learned: 00-00-1978

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FAMILY SUPERSTITION

FOR GOOD LUCK IN THE NEW YEAR, YOU MUST PLACE A QUATER OUTSIDE YOUR
FRONT DOOR ON NEW YEAR'S DAY.
THEN REMOVE IT AT THE END OF THE DAY.

Submitter comment: THIS FAMILY HAS BEEN DOING THIS FOR AS MANY GENERATIONS BACK
AS THEY KNOW OF

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

James Callow Keyword(s): COIN MONEY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
BELIEF -- Measure of time Year
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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PROVERB

GREAT MINDS RUN IN THE SAME TRACK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COINCIDENCE OF IDEAS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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FOOD CUSTOM

BAKING CHANGE INTO A BIRTHDAY CAKE FOR THE BIRTHDAY BOY OR GIRL AND
THE OTHERS TO FIND AND KEEP.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS DONE BY MY GRANDMOTHER WHILE I WAS YOUNG. SHE WAS A SECOND
GENERATION GERMAN AMERICAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LINCOLN PARK

James Callow Keyword(s): COINS ; MONEY

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of quality Monetary system Money Wealth
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Private birthday or anniversary
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
Food Drink -- Pastry Sweet Dessert

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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ON NEW YEAR'S EVE, PEOPLE WOULD PRINT
THE NUMBER OF THE NEW YEAR ON A QUARTER
WITH RED NAIL POLISH. WHEN THE MONEY WAS
SPENT, IT WAS HOPED THAT THE QUARTER WOULD
RETURN TO THEM DURING THE YEAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COINS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 31 New Year's Eve
BELIEF -- Measure of time Year
BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth
BELIEF -- Number

Date learned: 00-00-1950

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A jar of pennies in the kitchen brings good luck.

Submitter comment: Her mom has always had one there.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; JACKSON

James Callow Keyword(s): COINS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 00001970S

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When Mrs. Bergen poured me a cup of hot tea, she said "Look at all the money that I gave you." The "money" refers to all the air bubbles which accumulate in your cup and gather at the center, which look like silver change is one stretches his imagination.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs and BN added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [N446 f578.4] crossed out. Nothing Replaces them.

Submission card located in a pile marked To Be Classified.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; FARMINGTON ; Shiawassee Apartments ; Farmington Place

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; COIN MONEY ; Fortune Telling ; MONEY ; SUPERSTITION ; TEA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Use of Object
BELIEF -- Use of Object Food
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Custom

Relations Between Friends:

When presenting a knife or cutting implement to a friend for a gift, you should include a penny, to guarantee that your friendship won't be severed.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: Myself

Keyword(s): COIN MONEY ; CUSTOMS ; FRIENDSHIP ; GIFT ; GIFT PENNY FRIENDSHIP ; MONEY ; Penny ; SOCIAL RELATIONS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

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Custom

RELATIONS BETWEEN FRIENDS:

WHEN ONE GIVES ANOTHER A SHARP OBJECT, THE GIVER MUST GIVE A PENNY ALONG WITH THE OBJECT. THIS MUST BE TO KEEP THE FRIENDSHIP ALIVE.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): COIN ; COIN MONEY ; CUSTOM ; FRIENDSHIP ; GIFT ; GIFT FRIENDSHIP PENNY ; Penny ; SOCIAL RELATIONS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 11-02-1970

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Ethnic: German

Prosperity Belief:

It is an old German belief that if you eat herring and shake coins in a tin box, you will not go hungry and will always have money.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P740, P880] crossed out/replaced with current classifications.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; COIN ; ETHNIC ; FOOD ; fortune ; GERMAN ; Herring ; LUCK ; MONEY ; PROSPERITY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fish
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

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Proverb

Don't take any wooden nickels

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

The addition of BN V300 in the upper left hand corner.

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects.

Keyword(s): COIN ; Fake ; MONEY ; Nickel ; Replica ; WOOD ; Wooden

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

A penny saved is a penny earned

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V200, V300] crossed out. Replaced with current classifications.

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ;

Keyword(s): COIN ; EARNED ; MISER ; MONEY ; Penny ; Save ; Scrimp ; THRIFT

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Penny wise, pound foolish

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V600] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ;

Keyword(s): COIN ; Dollar ; MONEY ; Penny ; Pound ; Save ; Scrimp ; Spend ; THRIFT

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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