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AS SOON AS A PERSON IS DEAD, YOU SOULD STOP ALL THE CLOCKS IN THE
HOUSE AND COVER THEM; TURN OR COVER ALL MIRRORS; LIGHT A CANDLE
NEXT TO THE BED; PUT SOME BLESSED WATER AND A BRANCH OF "TAMARIN"
NEXT TO THE BODY; PUT A BUCKET OF WATER IN THE ROOM SO THAT THE
SOUL OF THE DEFUNCT COULD WASH ITSELF.

Where learned: GUADELOUPE

Keyword(s): TAMARIN IS A VERY COMMON TREE IN GUADELOUPE. IT GIVES SOME FRUITS ; THAT ARE EITHER SWEET OR SOUR DEPENDING ON THE TREE.

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 00-00-1980

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Proverb

Six of one, half dozen of another

Submitter comment:

My pet answer to probably any question put to me.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Question mark next to Collector's comment.

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

MM Six...another CO [THIS IS] my pet answer to...

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ;

Keyword(s): Choice ; Dozen ; Either ; Half ; Indifference ; One ; Six

James Callow Keyword(s): NUMBERS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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