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PLANT BELIEF

PUT A PENNY IN YOUR TULIPS AND THEY WILL KEEP FRESHER IN THE VASE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

James Callow Keyword(s): PLANT MINERAL: COPPER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 01-20-1971

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KEROSENE ON A WART.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT TESTIFIED THAT THIS CURE ACTUALLY WORKED FOR HER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): MINERAL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 10-01-1970

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Belief

Take a large piece of Alum and put it in your back pocket and it will cure anything.

Data entry tech comment:

Contributed to Folklore Archive; December 1967.

Motifs Added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; Patient

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; CURE ; DOCTOR ; Medicinal ; MINERAL ; Patient

James Callow Keyword(s): BELIEF ; MEDICINE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral

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Belief:

Never borrow salt ot you will lose a friend.

Submitter comment:

Informant learned this from her mother.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P882.14, P880] crossed out/replaced with current classifications

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; Conversation

Keyword(s): Salt, Mineral, Belief, Friendship, Custom, Ownership

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F553
Food Drink -- Flavoring
BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

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Belief

YOU SHOULD NEVER BORROW SALT WITHOUT PAYING FOR IT,
BECAUSE YOU WILL NEVER SPEAK TO THAT PERSON AGAIN.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM HER PARENTS WHEN SHE LIVED
ON A FARM AS A GIRL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Salt, Mineral, Belief, Friendship, Custom, Ownership

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F553
Food Drink -- Flavoring
BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 03-31-1967

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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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PLANT FOOD

PUT A PENNY IN YOUR TULIPS, THEY WILL KEEP FRESHER IN THE VASE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES ; TOLD AT INFORMANT'S HOME

James Callow Keyword(s): MINERAL: COPPER ; PLANT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 01-20-1971

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