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THE INFORMANT BELIEVES THAT DREAMS CAN LEAD TO FORTUNES.
WHEN SHE HAS A DREAM SHE CAN VIVIDLY RECALL, SHE GETS
A DREAM BOOK AND FINDS THE CORRESPONDING NUMBERS FOR
THE MOST IMPORTANT ELEMENTS OF THE DREAM. SHE THEN
PLAYS THESE NUMBERS IN THE LOTTERY.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT HAS WON IN THE LOTTERY NUMEROUS TIMES AND
ATTRIBUTES HER WINNINGS TO THE DREAMS. SHE SAYS SOMETIMES
WHEN SHE DREAMS OF A DECEASED RELATIVE THEY WILL GIVE HER
THE NUMBERS TO PLAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): NUMEROLOGY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Dreams
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 03-00-1983

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Numerology

If you are not sure of a true or false answer on a test, take the number of the question, divide it by 2 (drop the fraction if there is one), and add 7 to that number. If the final answer is even, then the answer to the question is true, and if odd, the answer is false.

Data entry tech comment:

Motif submitted by TRD.

Where learned: APARTMENT

Keyword(s): Cheat ; MATHEMATICS ; NUMEROLOGY ; TEST ; True or False

James Callow Keyword(s): NUMEROLOGY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Use of Object

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Belief: Luck

If a ship has thirteen letters in its name the ship is doomed.

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Read this in a book of sea lore.

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Minor grammatical correction to submission card: changing had to has

Original BN [P880] crossed out and replaced with P686

Where learned: DORM ROOM ; BOOK

Keyword(s): Boat ; Lore ; NAME ; Nautical ; NUMBERS ; NUMEROLOGY ; Ocean ; Sailor ; SEA ; Ship ; Vessel

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number

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Numerology

If the numerical number of your birthday coincides with your actual age, then you will have good luck that year.

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P686, P800] crossed out/replaced with current classifications

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Birthday, Numerology, Numbers ; LUCK ; OMEN

James Callow Keyword(s): Birthday ; Birthday Belief ; NUMEROLOGY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- P647
BELIEF -- Use of Object

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THINGS OR PEOPLE ALWAYS COME IN THREE'S.

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Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CORNERSVILLE

Keyword(s): Maxim ; NUMBERS ; NUMBERS ; NUMEROLOGY ; People ; Saying ; Things ; THREE

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple

Date learned: 00001972-00001973 (ASSUMED)

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