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Put the first money you receive each day into an
empty pocket; it will attract more coins.

Submitter comment: In English market places this custom is still very
popular; that original coin is called handsel.

Where learned: ENGLAND ; LONDON

James Callow Keyword(s): Pilot

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Week Day Hour
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth
BELIEF -- Number Emptiness, nothingness, zero
SPEECH -- Common Word

Date learned: 00-00-1989

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Greeks believe that the first day of the month is good or bad,
the rest of the month will be the same way. This belief can also be
applied to the first day of the year.

Where learned: GREECE

James Callow Keyword(s): pilot day

Subject headings: --
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- February 1
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- March 1
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- April 1 April Fools
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- April 1 (April Fool's Day)
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May 1 May Day
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- June 1
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- July 1
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August 1
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- September 1
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F100
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- November 1 All Saints

Date learned: 00001943CA

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It is my belief that the way a school day begins determines how
the rest of the school day will proceed. For instance if I go to
school one day and in my first hour I receive a corrected test back
with an "F" on it any other test I take or get back that day I will
fail also, regardless of how hard I've studied. This is also true for
days when something good happens to me in school. This belief does
not, however, extend out of school to my social life.

Submitter comment: I believe this because I've experienced it many times in the
past.

Where learned: MICHIGAN

Keyword(s): pilot class

Subject headings: BELIEF -- School
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour

Date learned: 00001986ca

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IT IS IMPORTANT TO DO SOME WORK ON NEW YEAR'S DAY, FOR
WHATEVER YOU DO THAT DAY, YOU WILL DO ALL YEAR.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): pilot day

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
BELIEF -- Work Commerce Business

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NEW YEAR'S DAY --WEATHER

WHATEVER THE WEATHER IS THE FIRST TWELVE DAYS OF
THE NEW YEAR DECIDES WHAT THE WEATHER WILL BE FOR
EACH OF THE TWELVE MONTHS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): PILOT DAYS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- 39815
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 3
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 12
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- NOT SURE
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F120
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

Date learned: 02-22-1969

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Ethnic: Newfoundland

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

Newfy:

A newfoundler was travelling on an airplane. While in flight one of the plane's four engines konked out. The pilot addressed himself to the passengers advising them not to worry because there were still three good engines.

A second engine konked out. The pilot again told the passengers not to worry because two engines would safely get the plane to the air-port. The third engine konked out. The pilot again told the passengers not to worry because they were nearing the airport and still had one good engine.

The fourth engine konked out. The Newfoundler lamented: "Damn, now we'll be in this airplane all day."

Submitter comment:

Informant found the joke amusing.

Informant found this quite amusing.

Data entry tech comment:

BN and Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Submission card located in pile marked [?]

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): Airplane ; ETHNIC ; HUMOR ; JOKE ; Newfoundland ; Offensive ; Pilot ; STUPIDITY

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Stupid man or woman
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Proverb

Omen:

There are old pilots / And there are bold pilots / But there are never old, bold, pilots.

Submitter comment:

This is taught to pilots early in their training - beware of being too confident - never step out of the realm of your experience.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P870] crossed out. Replaced with current classifications.

Keyword(s): AGE ; Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Bold ; Maxim ; Old ; OMEN ; Pilot ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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