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TO AVOID BAD STORMS OR TORNADOES, ONE SHOULD BURN
PALMS INSIDE THE HOUSE TO PROTECT IT.

Submitter comment: BRIAN ACQUIRED THIS FROM HIS HUNGARIAN AUNT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): BLESSED PALMS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Wind Whirlwind Hurricane Cyclone Tornado
BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 09-00-1967

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PREDICTION: MONEY

IF THE BACK OF YOUR HAND ITCHES, YOU WILL GET OR FIND SOME MONEY
IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): PALM (NOT)

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching hands and feet

Date learned: 03-07-1969

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A TRIANGLE ON THE PALM INDICATES INTELLIGENCE.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Intelligence ; Palm ; Palmistry ; SIGN ; SUPERSTITION ; Triangle

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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BELIEF-DAILY LIFE

IF YOUR LEFT PALM ITCHES, YOU WILL RECEIVE A LETTER.

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LEARNED FROM HER SCHOOL FRIENDS.

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Where learned: INDIANA ; South Bend

Keyword(s): Hand ; ITCH ; Palm ; PREDICTION ; SIGN ; SYMBOL ; Visitor

James Callow Keyword(s): DIRECTION ; POSITION

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching hands and feet

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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IF A PERSON HAS ITCHY PALMS, HE IS GOING TO COME INTO MONEY.
THIS MEANS THE PALMS OF THE HANDS. THE PERSON WILL GET
MONEY WITHOUT HAVING TO WORK FOR IT, IT MAY BE A PRIZE
OR AN INHERITANCE OR MONEY THAT IS FOUND.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Hand ; Inherit ; INHERITANCE ; ITCH ; Itchy ; MONEY ; Palm ; PREDICTION ; SIGN ; Windfall

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching hands and feet

Date learned: 00001976CA

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