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Custom

Luck in a Custom:

When a stranger enters your home for the 1st time, make sure that he enters and exits from the same door. Otherwise it is bad luck for you.

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James Callow comment:

Original BN [P532] is crossed out and replaced with F533.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): CUSTOM ; Domestic ; DOMESTIC RELATIONS ; Domesticity ; Door ; Entrance ; Guest ; Host ; LUCK

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

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Superstition

Superstition:

If you come in one door and immediately go out another you'll have company.

Submitter comment:

Sylvia learned this from her sister who in turn learned it at the nurses' lounge at Beaumont Hospital, Detroit.

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P860] crossed out/replaced with current classifications

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Company ; CUSTOM ; Entrance ; Exit ; OMEN ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: Observation

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ENTERING AND LEAVING A HOUSE

MANY SLAVIC PEOPLE TODAY BELIEVE THAT IF A PERSON
DOES NOT LEAVE SOMEONES HOUSE BY THE SAME DOOR THAT THEY CAME IN,
THEN THEY WILL BRING BAD LUCK TO THEMSELVES AND THE PEOPLE OF THAT
PARTICULAR HOME.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Entrance ; Exit ; fortune ; Guests ; HOSPITALITY ; House ; LUCK ; SUPERSTITION

James Callow Keyword(s): DIRECTION ; POSITION

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

Date learned: 09-14-1969

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HOUSE BELIEF

IF A GUEST COMES INTO THE HOUSE BY THE FRONT DOOR
THEY SHOULD LEAVE THE SAME WAY, OTHERWISE, YOU WILL SOON HAVE MORE
COMPANY.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Company ; Entrance ; Exit ; Guests ; HOSPITALITY ; SUPERSTITION ; VISITORS

James Callow Keyword(s): DIRECTION ; POSITION

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

Date learned: 12-00-1969

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BELIEF

ALWAYS GO OUT THE DOOR YOU CAME IN, OR YOU WILL BRING MORE COMPANY.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Company ; Entrance ; Exit ; SUPERSTITION

James Callow Keyword(s): DIRECTION ; POSITION

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

Date learned: 11-28-1970

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SUPERSTITION

NEVER GO IN THE FRONT DOOR AND IMMEDIATELY OUT ANOTHER DOOR
WITHOUT FIRST SITTING DOWN IN THE HOUSE.

Submitter comment:

CAROLYN LEARNED THIS FROM HER GRANDMOTHER WHO IS A FIRM
BELIEVER IN THE PRACTICE.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Door ; Entrance ; Exit ; Guest ; Home ; SUPERSTITION

James Callow Keyword(s): DIRECTION ; POSITION

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

Date learned: 09-20-1967

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LEAVING

ON LEAVING THE HOUSE YOU ARE TO LEAVE BY THE SAME DOOR YOU
ENTERED THE HOUSE BY OR ELSE BAD LUCK WILL COME TO YOU.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT DOES THIS EACH TIME HE ENTERS A BUILDING. HE
ALWAYS LEAVES BY THE SAME DOOR ENTERED.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; BUILDING ; Entrance ; Exit ; LUCK ; SUPERSTITION

James Callow Keyword(s): DIRECTION ; POSITION

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

Date learned: 02-28-1971

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BELIEF

IF A PERSON ENTERS ONE DOOR, HE SHOULD LEAVE BY THE SAME TO
AVOID BAD LUCK.

Submitter comment:

THIS INFORMANTS GRANDMOTHER ALWAYS MADE SURE THIS WAS DONE IN
HER HOUSE.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Door ; Entrance ; Exit ; Huse ; LUCK ; SUPERSTITION

James Callow Keyword(s): DIRECTION ; POSITION

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

Date learned: 09-22-1970

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IF YOU BACK INTO THE HOUSE YOUR GLASSES WILL NOT STEAM.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; DIRECTION ; Entrance ; Fog ; GLASSES ; Steam

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

Date learned: 10-00-1968

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