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NEVER PUT HATS ON BEDS. THIS MEANS BAD LUCK..

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Bed ; BELIEF ; CLOTHING ; Fashion ; Hat ; LUCK ; Placement ; PREDICTION ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Furniture (bed, table, chair, etc.)

Date learned: 11-00-1967

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IF YOU PUT A HAT ON A BED, YOU WILL RUN INTO BAD LUCK.

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Where learned: APARTMENT

Keyword(s): Bed ; BELIEF ; CLOTHING ; Fashion ; Hat ; LUCK ; Placement ; PREDICTION ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Furniture (bed, table, chair, etc.)

Date learned: 11-02-1969

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO PUT A HAT ON THE BED.

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Where learned: ILLINOIS ; LINCOLNSHIRE

Keyword(s): Bed ; BELIEF ; CLOTHING ; Fashion ; Hat ; LUCK ; Placement ; PREDICTION ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Furniture (bed, table, chair, etc.)

Date learned: 03-14-1971

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DO NOT PLACE YOUR HAT ON THE BED, OR YOU WILL HAVE
BAD LUCK.

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INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM HER MOTHER, CARRIE
ADAMS, ABOUT 1910.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

Keyword(s): Bed ; BELIEF ; CLOTHING ; Fashion ; Hat ; LUCK ; Placement ; PREDICTION ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Furniture (bed, table, chair, etc.)

Date learned: 05-12-1965

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NEVER PUT A HAT ON A CHAIR.

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THIS IS A SIGN OF BAD LUCK ACCORDING TO LINDA.
THIS WAS TOLD TO HER BY HER AUNT.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Bed ; BELIEF ; CLOTHING ; Fashion ; Hat ; LUCK ; Placement ; PREDICTION ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Furniture (bed, table, chair, etc.)

Date learned: 02-15-1971

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