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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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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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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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Proverb

Watch your pennies, the dollars will take care of themselves.

Submitter comment:

I was having trouble making ends meet financially a few years ago, this advice helped a bit.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Where learned: BOSTON ; Massachusetts

Keyword(s): COINS ; Dollars ; Finances ; Frugal ; MONEY ; Pennies ; THRIFT

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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